Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Cuckoos :: Common Cuckoo

Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): European Cuckoo, Eurasian Cuckoo, Grey Cuckoo, Gray Cuckoo, Cuckoo
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Guarda, Portugal - Aug 24, 2002 © Jose Viana  Grez-Neuville, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de La Loire, France - May 13, 2002 © Alain Fossé  Tromsø, Norway - Jun, 1996 © Stein Nilsen  Kashmir Valley, Jammu and Kashmir, India - Date unknown © Dr. Bakshi Jehangir  Ile dOuessant, Finistère, Bretagne, France - Apr 17, 2006 © Aurélien Audevard 
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(1) Iberia, Balearic Is. and n. Africa in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.
Winter s. in Africa.
(2) Europe from British Isles and n. Scandinavia e. across n. Russia to w. Siberia s. to n. Mediterranean region including Corsica and Sardinia, Turkey, Near East and Middle East to ne. Asia in Anadyrland, Kamchatka, Kiril Is. and Japan (Hokkaido, Honshu).
Winters s. to s. Africa, India, se. Asia, Philippines and New Guinea.
(3) Turkestan, Russian Altai, China (e. Sinkiang) through Mongolia to n. and c. China. Exact range of this race is uncertain.
(4) Nw. China s. to Pakistan, n. India (Kashmir) e. to Sikkim, n. and c. Burma, Indochina in n. Vietnam (Tonkin), c. and s. China and Hainan Is.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Pintails Home (Kim Hyun-Tae)
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Biological Research Information Center, BRIC of Korea
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Jeff Blincows Sound Gallery
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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