Sunday, 13 April 2014

Phaenicophaeus tristis (Green-billed Malkoha) - Sikkim Bird

Phaenicophaeus tristis (Green-billed Malkoha)
Place : Sirwani, South Sikkim
Date: April 13,  2010
Pic: Shital Pradhan
Kingdom:       Animalia
Phylum:          Chordata
Class:              Aves
Order:            Cuculiformes
Family:           Cuculidae
Genus:            Phaenicophaeus
Species:           P. tristis

Binomial name: Phaenicophaeus tristis (Lesson, 1830)

Other Names:  Green-billed malkoha

Special feature:  The birds are waxy bluish black with a long graduated tail with white tips to the tail feathers. The bill is prominent and curved. (Source: Wikipedia)



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