malkoha

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malkoha

any of several species of cuckoos of southern Asia, especially members of the genus Rhopodytes (often placed in Phaenicophaeus). Malcohas are noted for having a long tail, a stout bill with bristly base, and bare skin around the eyes. They are forest birds that move in a squirrellike manner along branches in thick vegetation.

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