29 May 2011

Raffles's Malkoha (Rhinortha chlorophaea) - male

Raffles's Malkoha (Rhinortha chlorophaea) is a species of cuckoo (family Cuculidae).

It might not even be very closely related to the true malkohas, but form a very basal lineage of cuckoos; in any case, its placement in a monotypic genusRhinortha is well warranted.

It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

                                                                                                                 Loc: Selangor Malaysia May 2011


  1. This is the male Malkoha. The colour of the bird in the photo #3 looks different from the rest. I think it's theissue with the white balance.try adjusting the Recovery whenever there's too much highlight or backlighting esp in photo #4.
    Crop : try using 5x7 or original proportion.
    Just afew tips on photography.
    BTW good effort and congrats on getting the bird.

  2. Madi - noted with thanks, still trying to understand the new software...rgds