1121. Zanclostomus javanicus

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.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.3 1895.
Title in Book: 
1121. Zanclostomus javanicus
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
1121
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
230
Common name: 
Lesser Red Billed Malkoha
M_ID: 
6008
M_CN: 
Red-billed Malkoha
M_SN: 
Zanclostomus javanicus
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
1570

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