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Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus

Described by: Boddaert (1783)
Alternate common name(s): Jacobin Cuckoo, Black-and-white Cuckoo, Pied Crested Cuckoo, Black-crested Cuckoo
Old scientific name(s): Oxylophus jacobinus


Location unknown - Jun 1, 2003 © Dave Behrens  Kruger National Park, South Africa - Jan, 2005 © Penni Warncke 
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Africa s. of the Sahara. India to Burma;
Two populations;
(1) Senegambia, s. Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, s. Niger, Cameroon, Gabon, Central African Republic, s. Chad, s. Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea (Red Sea), Somalia, Zaire, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, n. Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Angola and Namibia.
Winters s. to n. Namibia, n. Botswana, Zimbabwe and e. and c. South Africa.
(2) South Africa to e. Botswana, Zimbabwe and s. Zambia.
Winters n. to Ethiopia, Sudan and possibly Chad.
(3) E. Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, s. Tibet to c., s. Burma.
Winters in e. Africa. Migrants have been recorded in e. Zimbabwe, Mozambique and e. South Africa (Natal).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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