Alternative name: Yellow-throated Green Cuckoo
- Chrysococcyx flavigularis
19cm (7½ in).
- Coppery-brown upperparts and sides of neck
- Coppery-green wing coverts
- Tail with white outer rectrices and subterminal black bars
- Bright yellow throat and centre of breast
- Dark green sides of throat and breast
- Rest of underparts barred buff and greenish brown
- Yellowish green eye-ring
- Greenish yellow bill
- Lacks green and yellow on throat
- Finely rufous and dark brown barred face and underparts
- Black bill
Juveniles barred greenish and buff above.
Found in the canopy of primary forest, gallery forest and old secondary forest.
Occurs in the lowlands.
Feeds on insects, mainly caterpillars. Takes also some fruit
Presumably a brood parasite, hosts unknown.
A resident species.
A clear, flute-like whistle of nine to twelve notes, all on same pitch. The first note is the longest, accelerating and then fading away, the series lasting around 3 seconds. Sings all year.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- 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) Yellow-throated Cuckoo. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 11 April 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Yellow-throated_Cuckoo