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The blue-faced malkoha (Phaenicophaeus viridirostris) belongs to the family Cuculidae under the order Cuculiformes.

Blue-faced malkoha taxonomy

The family Cuculidae was introduced by William Elford Leach, MD, FRS (2 February 1791 – 25 August 1836), an English zoologist and marine biologist, in a guide to the contents of the British Museum published in 1820.

The type species of the family Cuculidae (Cuculus canorus) was first described by Linnaeus, 1758.

The family Cuculidae includes about 26 genera, classified under six subfamilies, viz., Crotophaginae, Centropodinae, Neomorphinae, Coccyzinae, Phaenicophaeinae and Cuculinae.

The subfamily Phaenicophaeinae includes five genera, viz., Phaenicophaeus, Ceuthmochares, Rhinortha, Carpococcyx and Coua.

The genus Phaenicophaeus has eleven species classified under it. Earlier, Phaenicophaeus viridirostris was grouped with Phaenicophaeus diardi, Phaenicophaeus sumatranus and Phaenicophaeus tristis and placed under a separate genus Rhopodytes.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Phaenicophaeus viridirostris
Species:P. viridirostris

Phaenicophaeus viridirostris
1.Blue-faced malkoha - Phaenicophaeus viridirostris
Image by J.M.Garg

 Phaenicophaeus viridirostris
2.Blue-faced malkoha - Phaenicophaeus viridirostris
Image by Binesh Amarasekara

Phaenicophaeus viridirostris
3.Blue-faced malkoha - Phaenicophaeus viridirostris
Image by N. A. Naseer

Phaenicophaeus viridirostris
4.Blue-faced malkoha - Phaenicophaeus viridirostris
Image by Mohan Raj


Phaenicophaeus viridirostris
5.Blue-faced malkoha - Phaenicophaeus viridirostris
Image by Peter Steward

Phaenicophaeus viridirostris
6.Blue-faced malkoha - Phaenicophaeus viridirostris
Image by Arun Prabhu

Phaenicophaeus viridirostris
7.Blue-faced malkoha - Phaenicophaeus viridirostris
by Lip Kee

Phaenicophaeus viridirostris
8.Blue-faced malkoha - Phaenicophaeus viridirostris
by Peter Steward

Phaenicophaeus viridirostris
9.Blue-faced malkoha - Phaenicophaeus viridirostris
by Shivramsagar


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1.Image source: (cropped)
Author: J.M.Garg | License: CC BY 3.0
2.Image source:
Author: Binesh Amarasekara | License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 as on 8/14/17
3.Image source: (cropped)
Author: N. A. Naseer | License: CC BY-SA 2.5 IN
4.Image source: (cropped)
Author: Mohan Raj | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
5.Image source: (cropped)
Author: Peter Steward | License: CC BY-NC 2.0 as on 8/15/17
6.Image source:
Author: Arun Prabhu | License: CC BY-ND 2.0 as on 8/15/17
7.Image source: (cropped)
Author: Lip Kee | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 8/15/17
8.Image source: (cropped)
Author: Peter Steward | License: CC BY-NC 2.0 as on 8/15/17
9.Image source: (cropped)
Author: Shivramsagar | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
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