Red-billed Malkoha / Zanclostomus javanicus

Red-billed Malkoha / Zanclostomus javanicus

Red-billed Malkoha

SCI Name:  Zanclostomus javanicus
Protonym:  Phoenicophaus Javanicus Trans.Linn.Soc.London(1), 13 p.178
Taxonomy:  Cuculiformes / Cuculidae /
Taxonomy Code:  rebmal2
Type Locality:  Java.
Publish Year:  1821
IUCN Status:  


(Cuculidae; Ϯ Red-billed Malkoha Z. javanicus) Gr. ζαγκλον zanklon  sickle, reaping hook; στομα stoma, στοματος stomatos  mouth; "ZANCLOSTOMUS, Sw. (fig. 284. d, e)  Bill much compressed its whole length.  Gonys curved downwards.  Culmen and upper mandible greatly curved; the basal margin considerably dilated.  Wings, tail, and feet as in the last genus [Serisomus], but the lateral fore toes are nearly equal.  Tropics of the Old World.   Z. Javanicus. Horsf. Java." (Swainson 1837); "Zanclostomus Swainson, Classif. Bds., 2, June, 1837, p. 323. Type, by monotypy, Z. javanicus Horsf. = Phoenicophaus javanicus Horsfield." (Peters, 1940, IV, p. 54).
Var. Zanclostoma, ZandostomusXanclostomus, Xanthoclostomus.
● (Cuculidaesyn. Ceuthmochares Ϯ Chattering Yellowbill C. aereus flavirostris) "Subfam. 120. Phænicophæinæ.  ...  15. ZANCLOSTOMUS, Sw. — 56. flavirostris, Sw." (Bonaparte  1854); "Zanclostomus Bonaparte, 1854 (not of Swainson, 1837), Conspectus Volucrum Zygodactylorum, p. 5. Type, by monotypy, Zanclostomus flavirostris Swainson, 1837." (JAJ 2019).

javanicus / javanus / javensis
Java, Dutch East Indies / Indonesia.
● ex “Sarcelle de Java” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 930 (syn. Anas falcata).
● ex “Calao Javan” of Levaillant 1801 (syn. Rhyticeros undulatus).