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Category:Chrysococcyx - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Chrysococcyx

Description

Twelve species of Cuckoo found in Africa, Asia and Australia.
All species are rather small cuckoos, have violet, greenish, blue or brown upperparts and mostly black barred whitish underparts.
They are brood parasites and feed mainly on insects.

Taxonomy

Chrysococcyx is a genus in the family Cuculidae.
The Asian and Australian species are sometimes placed in their own genus Chalcites.


Genus Chrysococcyx viewedit
C. maculatus Asian Emerald Cuckoo
C. xanthorhynchus Violet Cuckoo
C. caprius Dideric Cuckoo
C. klaas Klaas's Cuckoo
C. flavigularis Yellow-throated Cuckoo
C. cupreus African Emerald Cuckoo
C. megarhynchus Long-billed Cuckoo
C. basalis Horsfield's Bronze Cuckoo
C. osculans Black-eared Cuckoo
C. ruficollis Rufous-throated Bronze Cuckoo
C. lucidus Shining Bronze Cuckoo
C. meyerii White-eared Bronze Cuckoo
C. minutillus Little Bronze Cuckoo

References

  1. 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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