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Cuculidae

Pheasant coucal

Centropus phasianinus Photo by James Niland (Flickr) Common name:pheasant coucal (en); cucal-faisão (pt); coucal faisan (fr); cucal faisán (es); fasanspornkuckuck (de)Taxonomy:Order CuculiformesFamily CuculidaeRange:This species is found in northern and eastern Australia, as far south as Sidney, and also in the lowlands of Papua New-Guinea and in the island of Timor both in Timor Leste and […]

Fork-tailed drongo-cuckoo

Surniculus dicruroides Photo by Vijay Ismavel (Flickr) Common name:fork-tailed drongo-cuckoo (en); cuco-drongo-de-cauda-forcada (pt): surnicou à queue fourchue (fr); cuclillo-drongo de cola furcada (es); gabelschwanz-drongokuckuck (de)Taxonomy:Order CuculiformesFamily CuculidaeRange:This species breeds in most of India, with the exception of the north-western part of the country, and through Nepal and Bangladesh into northern Myanmar, northern Vietnam and southern […]

Chestnut-bellied cuckoo

Coccyzus pluvialis Photo by Dominic Sherony (Wikipedia) Common name:chestnut-bellied cuckoo (en); cuco-das-chuvas (pt); tacco de pluie (fr); cuco picogordo de Jamaica (es); regenkuckuck (de)Taxonomy:Order CuculiformesFamily CuculidaeRange:This species is endemic to Jamaica, being found throughout the island.Size:These birds are 48-56 cm long and weigh about 130 g.Habitat:The chestnut-bellied cuckoo is mostly found in moist tropical forests, […]

White-browed coucal

Centropus superciliosus Photo by Eric van Poppel (Internet Bird Colletion) Common name:white-browed coucal (en); cucal-de-sobrancelhas-brancas (pt); coucal à sourcils blancs (fr); cucal cejiblanco (es); tiputip (de)Taxonomy:Order CuculiformesFamily CuculidaeRange:This species is found from the south-western Arabian Peninsula, through south-eastern Sudan, Erithrea and Ethiopia, across East Africa, through southern D.R. Congo into Angola, and through eastern Zimbabwe […]

Chestnut-breasted malkoha

Phaenicophaeus curvirostris Photo by Lip Kee Yap (Wikipedia) Common name:chestnut-breasted malkoha (en); malcoa-de-peito-castanho (pt); malcoha rouverdin (fr); malcoha pechicastaño (es); schimmerkuckuck (de)Taxonomy:Order CuculiformesFamily CuculidaeRange:This species is found from southern Thailand and Myanmar, through peninsular Malaysia and into Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali in Indonesia, and Palawan in the Philippines.Size:These birds are 42-49 cm long and […]

Fan-tailed cuckoo

Cacomantis flabelliformis (Photo from Tom Clark – Beyond the Pale) Common name:fan-tailed cuckoo (en); cuco-de-cauda-em-leque (pt); coucou à éventail (fr); cuco flabeliforme (es); fächerschwanzkuckuck (de)Taxonomy:Order CuculiformesFamily CuculidaeRange:This species is found in southern and eastern Australia, New Guinea, Fiji, New Caledonia, the Salomon Islands and Vanuatu.Size:These birds are 24-28 cm long and weigh about 50-60 g.Habitat:The […]

Thick-billed cuckoo

Pachycoccyx audeberti Photo by Chris Perkins (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:thick-billed cuckoo (en); cuco-de-bico-grosso (pt); coucou d’Audebert (fr); críalo piquigrueso (es); dickschnabelkuckuck (de)Taxonomy:Order CuculiformesFamily CuculidaeRange:This species is found in sub-Saharan Africa, being patchily distributed from Guinea to D.R. Congo and Angola, and more widespread in East Africa from Uganda and Kenya south to Mozambique and […]

Asian koel

Eudynamys scolopaceus (Photo from Top Yaps) Common name:Asian koel (en); cuco-koel (pt); coucou koël (fr); koel común (es); koel (de)Taxonomy:Order CuculiformesFamily CuculidaeRange:This species is found in south-eastern Asia, from southern Pakistan, through India, Bangladesh and Indochina, and into southern and eastern China, Indonesia and the Philippines.Size:These large cuckoos are 39-46 cm long and weigh 190-330 […]

Guira cuckoo

Guira guira Photo by Dario Sanches (Wikipedia) Common name:guira cuckoo (en); anu-branco (pt); guira cantara (fr); pirincho (es); guirakuckuck (de)Taxonomy:Order CuculiformesFamily CuculidaeRange:This species is found from north-eastern Brazil to Bolivia and south to central Argentina.Size:These birds are 34-40 cm long and weigh about 140 g.Habitat:The guira cuckoo is mostly found in mixed dry savannas and […]

Dideric cuckoo

Chrysococcyx caprius Photo by Adam Riley (Stellenbosch Birds) Common name:dideric cuckoo (en); cuco-bronzeado-maior (pt); coucou didric (fr); cuclillo didric (es); goldkuckuck (de) Taxonomy:Order CuculiformesFamily Cuculidae Range:This species is found in sub-Saharan Africa, from southern Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad and Sudan to South Africa.Size:These birds are 18-20 cm long and weigh about 35 g.Habitat:The dideric cuckoo […]