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blue-faced malkoha / small green-billed malkoha

Phaenicophaeus viridirostris


blue-faced malkoha or small green-billed malkoha (Phaenicophaeus viridirostris) is a non-parasitic cuckoo. It has a long tail with graduated white-tipped feathers. The bill is apple green and naked patch of blue skin surrounds the eye.


scrub and open forest

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Arun 4 months ago

@Jim Nelson .. Thanks a lot :)

Arun 4 months ago

@Leuba Ridgway .. Thank you for the kind words :)

Arun 4 months ago

@AshleyT .. Thank you for the nomination !!

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 4 months ago

Well done, Arun!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 months ago

What an amazing bird ! Great photo too. Thanks Arun.

AshleyT 4 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Arun 4 months ago

@Zlatan Celebic ... Thank you so much 😊

Arun 4 months ago

@Mark Ridgway .. Thanks Bro 😊

Arun 4 months ago

@DanielePralong .. Thank you 😊

Arun 4 months ago

@Michael Strydom ... Thank you 😊

Arun 4 months ago

@SukanyaDatta ...Thank you ☺

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 4 months ago

Beautiful bird and a stunning spotting. Great work Arun.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 months ago

Well done sir.

DanielePralong 4 months ago

Stunning bird Arun!

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom 4 months ago

Beautiful shot, looking straight at lens with tilted head. Quite an inquisitive bird

SukanyaDatta 4 months ago

Fantastic shot.

Tamil Nadu, India

Lat: 8.72, Long: 77.77

Spotted on Oct 4, 2018
Submitted on Oct 9, 2018

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