Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Cuckoos :: Great Spotted Cuckoo

Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors

Photographs

Extremadura, Spain - May, 2000 © Arthur Grosset 
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Range

S. Europe e. to the Middle East and Africa s. of the Sahara;
Highly fragmented distribution;
Portugal and Spain, s. France, cw. Italy and Sardinia, then from Morocco and Algeria to Tunisia. Turkey and Cyprus e. through n. Iraq to sw. Iran s. to n. Egypt and the Near East. Senegambia, s. Mali, s. Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, s. Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, s. Chad, c. and s. Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Zaire, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Angola, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa (Transvaal, Natal, w. Cape Province). Definitely known to breed in n. savanna areas, lowlands of w. and e. Africa s. to 27S in w. South Africa.

Videos

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Sounds

Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics

References

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

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