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The green-billed malkoha (Phaenicophaeus tristis) belongs to the family Cuculidae under the order Cuculiformes.

Green-billed malkoha taxonomy

The family Cuculidae was first described 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 the year 1820.

The type species of the family Cuculidae is Cuculus canorus. It was first described by Carl Linnaeus (23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist, in the year 1758.

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

The subfamily Phaenicophaeinae contains five genera. The genus Phaenicophaeus contains eleven species. This genus was first described by James Francis Stephens (16 September 1792 – 22 December 1852), an English entomologist and naturalist, in the year 1815.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Phaenicophaeus tristis
Species:P. tristis

Phaenicophaeus tristis
1.Green-billed malkoha - Phaenicophaeus tristis
Image by Lip Kee

Phaenicophaeus tristis
2.Green-billed malkoha - Phaenicophaeus tristis
Image by TonyCastro

Phaenicophaeus tristis
3.Green-billed malkoha - Phaenicophaeus tristis
Image by Arundaga2

Phaenicophaeus tristis
4.Green-billed malkoha - Phaenicophaeus tristis
Image by Yunus Mony


Phaenicophaeus tristis
5.Green-billed malkoha - Phaenicophaeus tristis
Image by Lip Kee

Phaenicophaeus tristis
6.Green-billed malkoha - Phaenicophaeus tristis
by Dr. Tarak N Khan

Phaenicophaeus tristis
7.Green-billed malkoha - Phaenicophaeus tristis
by Francesco Veronesi

Phaenicophaeus tristis
8.Green-billed malkoha - Phaenicophaeus tristis
by Yunus Mony

Phaenicophaeus tristis
9.Phaenicophaeus tristis by shrikant rao


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1.Image source: (cropped)
Author: Lip Kee | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 9/8/17
2.Image source: (cropped)
Author: TonyCastro | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
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Author: Arundaga2 | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
4.Image source: (cropped)
Author: Yunus Mony | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 9/9/17
5.Image source: (cropped)
Author: Lip Kee | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 9/8/17
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Author: Dr. Tarak N Khan | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 9/9/17
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Author: Francesco Veronesi | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
8.Image source: (cropped)
Author: Yunus Mony | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 9/9/17
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Author: shrikant rao | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 9/9/17
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