Cuckoos (Cuculidae)

Chestnut-breasted Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus curvirostris) - HBW 4, p. 577

French: Malcoha rouverdin German: Schimmerkuckuck Spanish: Malcoha Pechicastaño
Other common names: Palawan Malkoha (harringtoni)

Taxonomy: Cuculus curvirostris Shaw, 1810, western Java.
Forms a superspecies with P. calyorhynchus, the two sometimes placed in a separate genus Rhamphococcyx. Populations of Sumatra have on occasion been listed as race erythrognathus. Six subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • singularis (Parrot, 1907) - S Myanmar (Tenasserim) and S Thailand through Peninsular Malaysia to Sumatra.
  • oeneicaudus J. & E. Verreaux, 1855 - Mentawai Is (off W Sumatra).
  • curvirostris (Shaw, 1810) - W & C Java.

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  • singularis (Parrot, 1907) - S Myanmar (Tenasserim) and S Thailand through Peninsular Malaysia to Sumatra.
  • oeneicaudus J. & E. Verreaux, 1855 - Mentawai Is (off W Sumatra).
  • curvirostris (Shaw, 1810) - W & C Java.
  • deningeri Stresemann, 1913 - E Java and Bali.
  • microrhinus Berlepsch, 1895 - Borneo and Bangka.
  • harringtoni (Sharpe, 1877) - SW Philippines (Balabac, Palawan, Calamianes).
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