- Carpococcyx viridis
- Dull green upperparts
- Black crown
- Brown lower back with broad greenish-brown bars
- Green bill and legs
- Bluish green bare orbital skin
- Cinnamon buff underparts with rufous flanks
Endemic to southwestern Sumatra where found in the foothills of Barisan Range.
A very rare restricted-range species. Long time only known from museum species and not observed in the wild after 1916. However in 1997 a bird was photographed and since then some sightings are known from southwest Sumatra. Considered critically endangered.
Primary or litte-disturbed rainforest.
Occurs between 300 and 1400. Recent sightings between 800 and 1000.
Feeds on insects.
No information about breeding.
Probably a resident species.
- 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
- 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
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Sumatran Ground Cuckoo. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 16 April 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Sumatran_Ground_Cuckoo