Definition of malkoha in English:


Line breaks: mal|koha
Pronunciation: /ˈmalkəʊə
(also malcoha)


  • A long-tailed cuckoo of South and SE Asia, with dark grey or brown plumage.
    • Rhopodytes and other genera: family Cuculidae
    More example sentences
    • Once inside the forest we walked several trails spotting hornbills, woodpeckers and malkohas to name a few.
    • Watch for giant snails, falconets, malkohas and numerous small birds along the highway that crosses the park.
    • Then the malkohas and the couas are given ‘tribe’ status, thus forming our seven distinctive groups of cuckoos.


mid 18th century: from Sinhalese mal-koha, literally 'flower cuckoo'.

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