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Category:Surniculus - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Surniculus


Four species of Drongo-Cuckoo from Asia.
They have a black plumage and a square or slightly forked tail and resemble a Drongo in appearance.
All species feed on insects and are presumably brood parasites.


Surniculus is a genus in the Family Cuculidae.
The four species used to be lumped as Drongo-Cuckoo.

Genus Surniculus viewedit
S. dicruroides Fork-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo
S. velutinus Philippine Drongo-Cuckoo
S. lugubris Square-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo
S. musschenbroeki Moluccan Drongo-Cuckoo


  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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Pages in category ‘Surniculus’

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