Alternative names: Heinrich's Brush Cuckoo; Moluccan Brush Cuckoo; Heinrich's Cuckoo
- Cacomantis aeruginosus
A long time only known from specimens taken in 1931. However, recently rediscovered on Halmahera, Bacan and Seram. 23cm.
- Dark olive-brown upperparts
- Dark grey throat
- Dark rufous breast and belly
- Dark reddish undertail-coverts
Sexes similar. Juveniles are dark above and barred below.
Differs from Brush Cuckoo in smaller size and wing length and in having brighter yellow feet.
Two subspecies recognized:
- C. a. heinrichi on Halmahera and Bacan, Northern Moluccas (Indonesia)
- C. a. aeruginosus on Buru, Ambon, Seram and Sula Islands, Southern Moluccas (Indonesia)
The subspecies aeruginosus was formerly included in Brush Cuckoo.
Moist lowland forests and moist montanes.
Occurs at 1000 - 1500m but reported much lower on Bacan.
No information. Feeds probably on insects.
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- 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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