1121. Zanclostomus javanicus.
The Lesser Red-billed Malkoha.
Phoenicophaus javanicus, Horsf. Trans. Linn. Soc. xiii, p. 178 (1821). Zanclostomus javanicus, Swains. Class. Birds, ii, p. 323 ; Blyth, J. A. S. B. xi, p. 1097 ; id. Cat. p. 76; Horsf. & M. Cat. ii, p. 688; Blyth, Birds Burm. p. 81; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, pp. 167, 506 ; Hume, Cat. no. 216 quint.; Oates, B. B. ii, p. 125 ; Shelley, Cat. B. M. xix, p. 380.
Coloration. Upper parts, except the tail, ashy grey, strongly glossed with green on the wings, rump, and upper tail-coverts; quills brownish grey; tail blackish, glossed with purple, varying to green, the rectrices tipped white; chin, lores, cheeks, throat, and fore-neck pale ochraceous ; breast grey washed with rufous; abdomen rusty red.
Bill in adults coral-red; irides brown, naked space round eye blue; legs and feet dark plumbeous.
Length about 17 ; tail 10.75 ; wing 5.5 ; tarsus 1.4; bill from gape 1.6.
Distribution. Java, Sumatra, Borneo, and the Malayan Peninsula, extending into Tenasserim as far north as Tavoy, but very rare.