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Category:Cacomantis - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Cacomantis


Nine species of Cuckoo found in Asia and Australasia.
They all feed mainly on insects and are brood parasites.


Cacomantis is a genus in the Family Cuculidae.
Pallid Cuckoo used to be placed in the genus Cuculus. White-crowned Koel was formerly placed in its own genus Caliechthrus.

Genus Cacomantis viewedit
C. pallidus Pallid Cuckoo
C. leucolophus White-crowned Koel
C. castaneiventris Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo
C. flabelliformis Fan-tailed Cuckoo
C. sonneratii Banded Bay Cuckoo
C. merulinus Plaintive Cuckoo
C. passerinus Grey-bellied Cuckoo
C. aeruginosus Moluccan Cuckoo
C. variolosus Brush Cuckoo


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliot, and J Sargatal, eds. 1997. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 4: Sandgrouse to Cuckoos. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8487334221

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Pages in category ‘Cacomantis’

The following 9 pages are in this category, out of 9 total.