The blue-faced malkoha (Phaenicophaeus viridirostris) is a member of the cuckoo order of birds, the Cuculiformes, which also includes the roadrunners, the anis, and the hoatzin.

It is restricted to Sri Lanka and southern India. The blue-faced malkoha is a bird of open forests and scrub jungle. It nests in a thorn bush, the typical clutch being two, sometimes three, eggs.

This is a largish species at 39 cm. Its back and head are dark green, and the uppertail is green edged with white. The throat and belly are lighter green. There is a large blue patch around the eye and the bill is green. Sexes are similar, but juveniles are duller and barred above.This is commonly seen in plathottam,india.So plathottam is famous for malkohas.

The blue-faced malkoha takes a variety of insects, caterpillars and small vertebrates. It occasionally eats berries.



Blue-faced Malkoha
Date Location Count
2020-11-15 17:30Socorro Plateau1
2020-11-26 16:11THE KING'S SCHOOL1
2020-11-05 06:35Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary1
2020-11-23 06:09TAPMI Road1
2020-11-22 16:27Golikatte1
2020-11-28 07:00Sasihitlu Beach & Estuary1
2020-11-11 09:45Manhampothi hills2
2020-11-05 07:19Hanchinal Lake1
2020-11-23 06:50Madayi Para1
2020-11-05 18:04Ezhome2
2020-11-20 14:48Ankasamudra Bird Sanctuary1
2020-11-17 09:00Pudhukolli Estate Valley1
2020-11-28 11:03Tungabhadra Right Canal1
2020-11-14 08:50Vazhoorhills,Vazhayur, Kerala1
2020-11-10 07:08JLR Kings Sanctuary,Nagarahole1
2020-11-15 09:56Kodikuthimala1
2020-11-21 06:57Cheerakavu1
2020-11-11 16:27Kerala Agricultural University--General Area1
2020-11-19 06:33Arasanakere Gudda ಅರಸನಕೆರೆ ಗುಡ್ಡ3
2020-11-15 06:20Mugana Hundi ಮೂಗನ ಹುಂಡಿ1
2020-11-27 15:30Mysore City Bird Atlas 29A South of Water Tank RT Nagar1
2020-11-22 06:59Doora Hosakere ದೂರ ಹೊಸಕೆರೆ2
2020-11-19 10:20Mysore City Bird Atlas 30A, Lingambudhi kere ಲಿಂಗಾಂಬುಧಿ2
2020-11-08 17:05Lingambudhi Kere--Main Entrance. ಲಿಂಗಾಂಬುಧಿ ಮುಖ್ಯ ದ್ವಾರ1
2020-11-25 10:11Mysore City Bird Atlas 30B, Srirampura 2nd Stage1
2020-11-06 09:52Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary1
2020-11-21 11:00Chamundi Hill Nandi Temple2
2020-11-18 06:48Mysore City Bird Atlas 33A, Chamundi Hill -South1
2020-11-16 06:05Mysore City Bird Atlas 33B, Chamundi Hill South-East1
2020-11-23 07:16Muddahalli, Nanjangud Taluka ಮುದ್ದಹಳ್ಳಿ1
2020-11-01 07:56Thippayyana kere ತಿಪ್ಪಯ್ಯನ ಕೆರೆ1
2020-11-22 15:38Sindhuvalli, Nanjanagudu (ಸಿಂಧುವಳ್ಳಿ)1
2020-11-02 12:08Varuna kere (ವರುಣಾ ಕೆರೆ)2
2020-11-20 17:16Mattumala Hillock1
2020-11-10 08:40Veezhumala Hillocks, RF2
2020-11-12 17:09Chithali palam1
2020-10-31 06:40Agali - Sambarcode1
2020-11-07 06:52Konanur Scrub Jungle, ಕೊಣನೂರು ಕುರುಚಲು ಕಾಡು1
2020-11-04 07:26Yadavani, Tumkur Dt1
2020-11-11 08:30Malampuzha Ring Road (Left hand side)1
2020-11-15 14:28Kottamala Ayyappaswamy Temple2
2020-10-29 17:30Kava hillside (Nightjar valley), Malampuzha - (10.832, 76.728)1
2020-11-21 07:15Perumal Kovil Pathy1
2020-10-30 08:26Kallar Horticultural Garden1
2020-11-01 07:41Paehathuruthu Nallepilly1
2020-11-28 06:30Anuvavi Murugan Temple6
2020-11-04 16:53Valara Kulam1
2020-11-06 07:10Walayar Reserve Forest2
2020-11-11 16:28Devarayanadurga--Foothills3
2020-11-06 07:10Forest Training Institute, Walayar (வன பயிற்சி நிறுவனம், வாலயார்)2
2020-11-26 07:31Perur Puttuveeki Lake1
2020-11-22 07:21Krishnampathi Lake, Seeranaickenpalayam1
2020-11-08 07:14Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve1
2020-10-29 16:57BR Hills--Krishnaina Katte1
2020-11-05 08:51Government High School Marappalam1
2020-10-30 08:00Ananthagiri Hills, Vikarabad2
2020-11-15 09:30Singur Dam Reservoir, Medak1
2020-11-07 06:54Ramdevara Betta, Ramanagara--Ramanagar Climbing Spot1
2020-11-01 06:30Thippagondanahalli (TG Halli) Reservoir3
2020-10-30 07:40Kannampalayam Lake, Coimbatore1
2020-10-30 06:14Madhure Kere1
2020-11-14 06:27Timbaktu, Anantapur Dt2
2020-11-03 06:40Byatha lake2
2020-11-22 09:15Hessaraghatta Kere1
2020-11-24 07:28Manjeera Wildlife Sanctuary2
2020-11-04 06:26B M Kavalu1
2020-11-22 06:30Mavathur Kere, Kanakapura2
2020-11-21 06:43Avalahalli State Forest1
2020-11-08 07:00Cauvery WLS--Hegeneru State Forest1
2020-11-21 08:00Cauvery WLS--Arkavathi Bridge2
2020-11-05 06:45Sabbanahalli (Vatadahosahalli) Kere1
2020-11-24 06:45GKVK Campus, Bangalore1
2020-11-23 09:06GKVK Campus--Botanical Garden, Bangalore (only inside garden)1
2020-11-06 07:15Muninagara Dam area1
2020-11-12 06:56Anjanapura Central Park2
2020-11-17 07:29Byatarayana Doddi Lake2
2020-11-28 06:36Bannerghatta Hilltop1
2020-11-14 10:05Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary--Chinnar1
2020-10-31 07:10Ragihalli, Bangalore2
2020-11-07 06:19Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Bangalore, New Campus1
2020-11-20 15:40Nanjarayan Tank (Koolipalayam Reservoir), Tiruppur1
2020-11-10 07:30Chinnappanahalli Lake
2020-11-24 16:40Uppar Dam1
2020-11-07 17:00Osman Sagar Lake2
2020-11-11 17:00Ameenpur Lake, Hyderabad1
2020-10-31 06:15Muthanallur Kere1
2020-10-30 10:00Muthanallur chikkakere(now dry)1
2020-10-31 06:03Hoskote / Hosakote Kere1
2020-11-14 16:50Chikkanekkundi Grassland2
2020-11-07 12:24Chinna Mettur Area1
2020-11-09 07:45Mettur Dam View Point1
2020-11-25 07:2016 Gate Ellis Surplus Sluices Bridge, Mettur2
2020-11-22 08:15Rajapalayam Water Reservoir2
2020-11-08 14:00Malleshwaraswamy hills, kamasamundra1
2020-11-27 14:45Rishi Valley--School Campus1
2020-11-12 07:5040 Feet Bridge2
2020-11-15 06:00Kapputhi2
2020-11-16 07:38Jamboothumalai1
2020-10-31 08:21Avaniyapuram Lake2
2020-11-17 06:50Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai2
2020-11-11 15:00Sanyasi Varadar Temple Area, Thalavaipatty2
2020-11-12 14:00Muttal Lake2
2020-11-17 11:00Valasakkalpatti Lake or Veera Ramar Dam1
2020-11-23 08:15Vettangudi Bird Sanctuary1
2020-11-21 07:30Mavadi Kulam1
2020-11-22 09:53Thiruverumbur Big Tank1
2020-11-08 06:30Adaiyur Lake1
2020-11-13 06:31Kilnathur Lake1
2020-11-07 09:20Valinokkam, Ramnad Dist1
2020-11-12 06:43Auroville2
2020-11-08 06:15Nochimedu Lake (நொச்சிமெடு எரி)1
2020-11-15 17:00Nayapakkam Lake1
2020-11-21 06:13Chembarambakkam Lake1
2020-11-15 06:30Sirudhavur Lake (சிறுதாவுர் ஏரி)2
2020-11-11 07:15Thaiyur Lake1
2020-11-14 09:30Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary1
2020-11-18 08:00Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary2
2020-11-18 09:33Kalametiya4