1485. Rhinortha ehlorophsea chlorophsea

(1485) Rhinortha chlorophaea chlorophaea (Raffl.),
THE CHESTNUT-BACKED MALKOHA.
Rhinortha chlorophoea chlorophoea, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iv, p. 184.
This Malkoha ranges from Yea in Tenasserim and Marprit in Siam South through the Malay Peninsula to Sumatra.
* This bird has hitherto been known as Raffles’ Green billed Malkoha. As there are many green-billed birds and only one Chestnut-backed Malkoha, this name seems preferable.
According to Davidson this Cuckoo is found in the densest of evergreen forest, cane-brakes and scrub-jungle, and Robinson says that it ascends the hills not higher than 1,500 feet and does not occur in mangroves.
The only note I have on its nidification is one from Kellow who, however, only says that he “found two nests in thick forest with one egg. The nest was just like those of Rhopodytes tristis, but I saw the bird with its unmistakable red back. I send the skin of the bird, which I shot off the nest when it returned.” The nest was taken on the 29th March, 1909, and on the 2nd of January two years later a second nest with three eggs and the parent bird were obtained by Kellow and sent to me.
The single egg measures 31.0 x 25.0 mm. ; the three, 32.8 x 25.5, 34.4 x 20.0 and 36.0 x 24.9 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 3. 1934.
Title in Book: 
1485. Rhinortha ehlorophsea chlorophsea
Spp Author: 
Raffl.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1485
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
364
Common name: 
Chestnut Backed Malkoha
M_ID: 
5996
M_CN: 
Raffles's Malkoha
M_SN: 
Rhinortha chlorophaea
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
14610

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