Sirkeer Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus leschenaultii) - HBW 4, p. 574
French: Malcoha sirkir
Spanish: Malcoha Sirkir
Other common names: Sirkeer (Cuckoo), Southern Sirkeer
Taxonomy: Taccocua Leschenaultii Lesson, 1830, Madras.
Sometimes retained in the monotypic genus Taccocua, in which it was originally named. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- sirkee (J. E. Gray, 1831) - Pakistan (Sind, Punjab) and NW India.
- infuscata (Blyth, 1845) - India in sub-Himalayan terai and duars from Kumaon through Nepal to W Assam and Bangladesh, and S to SC Maharashtra and N Andhra Pradesh.
- leschenaultii (Lesson, 1830) - S India and Sri Lanka.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird perched in a bush looking around and flying away. Locality Phot Mahadeo, Kutch District, Gujarat, India (ssp sirkee)
Josep del Hoyo 16 February 2011 1 year ago 25 sec 4.1
A bird perched in a tree, calling once Locality Royal Bardia National Park, Nepal (ssp infuscatus)
Stefan Behrens 2002 6 years ago 38 sec 4
Two birds perched in a bush and one of them flying away. Locality Naliya Grasslands, Kutch District, Gujarat, India (ssp sirkee)
Josep del Hoyo 15 February 2011 1 year ago 25 sec 3.7
Dorsal view of a bird perched in a bush. Locality Phot Mahadeo, Kutch District, Gujarat, India (ssp sirkee)
Josep del Hoyo 16 February 2011 1 year ago 22 sec 3.2