Green-billed Malkoha, Phaenicophaeus tristris, is a species of non-parasitic cuckoo that is found widely from India to South-East Asia .It’s a large bird with a distinctive grey body, red facial skin,green bill and two feet long tail.It inhabits in broadleaved forest, freshwater swamps , secondary growth, coastal scrub, bamboo, and sometimes plantations ; up to 1600 m. They are commonly seen skulking among leaves and they are usually quite shy.

It’s a common species in Thailand and I found it in most of the national parks in Thailand.I took this picture in Huay Kha Kaeng Wildlife Sanctuary.It’s quite difficult to take a picture of this bird due to their behavior.



  1. Beautiful bird! I’m out in our backyard now enjoying a beautiful day and birding. The Scarlet Tanager and Indigo Bunting are two that are really brightly colored that I’ve seen today and of course, my beloved warblers…also very colorful…back to the backyard with me and thanks for sharing your beautiful photographs!

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