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Blue-faced Malkoha

Posted by rajesh mohan on June 8, 2021 at 10:29 am
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A blue faced Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus viridirostris) is a type of non-parasitical cuckoo. While they are IUCN least concerned, they are very shy and hard to spot. I was lucky to have seen this in arid habitat outside my hometown, Chennai, India. The word Malkoha means flower-cuckoo in Sinhala.