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Asian Emerald Cuckoo

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-[[Image:Asian_Emerald_Cuckoo.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Male Asian Emerald Cuckoo<br>Photo by {{user|Reini|Reini}}]]+[[Image:Asian_Emerald_Cuckoo.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Male <br />Photo by {{user|Reini|Reini}}<br />[[Doi Inthanon National Park]] km 38, Northern [[Thailand]], November 2006]]
;[[:Category:Chrysococcyx|Chrysococcyx]] maculatus ;[[:Category:Chrysococcyx|Chrysococcyx]] maculatus
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==Identification== ==Identification==
Size-18 cm. Size-18 cm.
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==Distribution== ==Distribution==
The known breeding range extends from the Hamalayas east to Myanmar, northern Thailand and China; south of this range, sporadic occurances in India, Sri Lanka, South-east Asia, the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra fall mainly during the wintering periods and are therefore assumed to be either non-breeding vistors or vagrants due to the lack of evidence of breeding within this range. The known breeding range extends from the Hamalayas east to Myanmar, northern Thailand and China; south of this range, sporadic occurances in India, Sri Lanka, South-east Asia, the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra fall mainly during the wintering periods and are therefore assumed to be either non-breeding vistors or vagrants due to the lack of evidence of breeding within this range.
 +[[Image:Asian Emerald Cuckoo 5.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Female<br />Photo by {{user|mohbhorn|mohbhorn}}<br />[[Rama IX Park]], Bangkok, [[Thailand]], January 2009 ]]
==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
-The species is monotypic.+The species is monotypic.<sup>[[#References|[1]]]</sup>
==Habitat== ==Habitat==
Forest and forest edges. Forest and forest edges.
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==Behaviour== ==Behaviour==
Frequents the canopy and crown of tall trees. Other habits little known. Frequents the canopy and crown of tall trees. Other habits little known.
- +==References==
 +#{{Ref-Clements6thDec08}}
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==External Links== ==External Links==
{{GSearch|Chrysococcyx+maculatus}} {{GSearch|Chrysococcyx+maculatus}}
*[http://www.orientalbirdimages.org/birdimages.php?action=birdspecies&Bird_ID=427&Bird_Image_ID=676&Bird_Family_ID=79 View more images of this species on Orientalbirdimages] *[http://www.orientalbirdimages.org/birdimages.php?action=birdspecies&Bird_ID=427&Bird_Image_ID=676&Bird_Family_ID=79 View more images of this species on Orientalbirdimages]
[[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Chrysococcyx]] [[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Chrysococcyx]]

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Male Photo by ReiniDoi Inthanon National Park km 38, Northern Thailand, November 2006
Male
Photo by Reini
Doi Inthanon National Park km 38, Northern Thailand, November 2006
Chrysococcyx maculatus

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Identification

Size-18 cm.

Adult Male: Iridescent dark green head, upper-parts and upper breast together with white lower breast and belly marked with dark green barring diagnostic. Orbital skin orange; bill orange yellow with dark tip.

Sub-adult Male: Similar to adult male but entire underparts (including throat and breast) marked with white and dark green bars.

Female: Pale coppery green upperparts together with chestnut crown and nape diagnostic. Entire underparts barred. In flight both sexes show white band on underwing, at base of flight feathers. Voice a sharp CHWEEK, usualy uttered in flight.

Distribution

The known breeding range extends from the Hamalayas east to Myanmar, northern Thailand and China; south of this range, sporadic occurances in India, Sri Lanka, South-east Asia, the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra fall mainly during the wintering periods and are therefore assumed to be either non-breeding vistors or vagrants due to the lack of evidence of breeding within this range.

FemalePhoto by mohbhornRama IX Park, Bangkok, Thailand, January 2009
Female
Photo by mohbhorn
Rama IX Park, Bangkok, Thailand, January 2009

Taxonomy

The species is monotypic.[1]

Habitat

Forest and forest edges.

Behaviour

Frequents the canopy and crown of tall trees. Other habits little known.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.

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