Sunda Frogmouth (Batrachostomus cornutus) - HBW 5, p. 287
French: Podarge cornu
Spanish: Podargo Cornudo
Other common names: Horned/Long-tailed Frogmouth
Taxonomy: Podargus cornutus Temminck, 1822, Bengkulu, Sumatra.
Formerly considered conspecific with B. javensis by some, but a combined study of vocalizations and museum specimens in 1978 confirmed earlier ideas that the two should be regarded as separate species. Recent suggestion that a population of small Batrachostomus in Palawan (“chaseni”) may be a race of present species appears to be without foundation, since chaseni is best regarded as a synonym of B. javensis affinis. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- cornutus (Temminck, 1822) - Sumatra, Bangka and Belitung to Borneo and Banggi I (off N Borneo).
- longicaudatus Hoogerwerf, 1962 - Kangean Is (NE of Java).
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