French: Malcoha javanais German: Kastanienbauchkuckuck Spanish: Malcoha piquirrojo
Phœnicophaus [sic] Javanicus
Subspecies and Distribution
Z. j. pallidus
Robinson & Kloss, 1921 – S Myanmar (Tenasserim) and S Thailand through Peninsular Malaysia to Sumatra and Borneo.
Z. j. natunensis
Chasen, 1935 – Natuna Is.
Z. j. javanicus
(Horsfield, 1821) – Java.
42–44 cm; 98–133·5 g. Adult grey above, glossed bluish green on back and wings, tail tipped white; rufous below with grey lower-breast bar; bare skin... read more
A striking whining call, a quiet and deep “kuk”.
High trees in evergreen, semi-evergreen, dipterocarp and peatswamp forest (both primary and... read more
Food and feeding
Large insects, cicadas (Hemiptera), stick insects (phasmids), grasshoppers (Acrididae, Tettigoniidae), mantids, beetles (Scarabaeidae),... read more
Breeds early Jun in Peninsular Malaysia, Feb–Apr in Kalimantan. Monogamous, lives in pairs. Nest a flimsy platform of twigs and grass... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). The least common malkoha species on Borneo, where it has, however, shown itself capable of adapting to cocoa plantations; also rather... read more
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