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Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) Linnaeus, 1758
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Order:
  Cuculiformes
Family:
  Cuculidae

Scientific:
  Cuculus canorus
Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1758

Protonym:
  Cuculus canorus

Avibase ID:
  B3D2C3C5B73EC8E8

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 177822

Geographic range:

  • Cuculus canorus canorus: Europe, Siberia to Kamchatka and Japan; winters to s Africa
  • Cuculus canorus bangsi: Iberian Pen., Balearic Is. and nw Africa; winters in Africa
  • Cuculus canorus subtelephonus: Turkestan to s Mongolia; winters to s Asia and Africa
  • Cuculus canorus bakeri: W China to n India, Nepal, Myanmar, nw Thailand and s China
Source: Clements checklist 2012

English:
  Common Cuckoo
Czech:
  kukačka obecná
German:
  Kuckuck
Danish:
  Gøg
Spanish:
  Cuco Común
Finnish:
  käki
French:
  Coucou gris
Icelandic:
  Gaukur
Italian:
  Cuculo eurasiatico
Japanese:
  kakkou
Japanese:
  カッコウ
Dutch:
  Koekoek
Norwegian:
  Gjøk
Polish:
  kukułka
Portuguese:
  Cuco-canoro
Russian:
  Обыкновенная кукушка
Slovak:
  kukučka obyčajná
Swedish:
  Gök
Chinese:
  大杜鹃


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
   Kamtschatkan Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (May 2014):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
   Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Coucou gris ( Cuculus canorus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Coucou gris ( Cuculus canorus)
Clements 4th edition:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Clements 6th edition:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
eBird version 1.50:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
eBird version 1.52:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
eBird version 1.53:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
eBird version 1.54:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Eurasian Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Eurasian Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.01:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.02:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.03:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.04:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.05:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.01:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.02:
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Oriental Bird Club:
   Eurasian Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Common Cuckoo ( Cuculus canorus)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Cuculus canorus

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes considered a nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Cuculus [canorus or gularis] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Europese Koekoek
Arabic: أم الحمام، سمساح, الوقواق, الوقواق أم الحمام، سمساح, الوقواق المألوف
Araucanian: Maykoño
Mapundungun: Maykoño
Asturian: Cuquiellu
Azerbaijani: Ququ quşu
Belarusian: ziaziula, Звычайная зязюля, зязюля
Bulgarian: obiknovena kukuvica, Обикновена кукувица
Breton: Ar goukoug Eurazia, koukoug
Catalan: Cucui, Cucut, Tórtola
Catalan (Balears): Cucui
Valencian: Tórtola
Czech: kukačka, Kukacka obecná, Kukačka obecná, kukaèka obecná
Chuvash: Ахаль куккук
Welsh: Cethlydd, cog, Côg, Cwcw, Gwcw, Y gog
Danish: Gøg
German: Kuckuck
Greek: (Ευρωπαϊκός) Κούκος, koukοs, Κούκος, κοϋκος
Greek (Cypriot): Κούκος
Emiliano-romagnolo: Tòrtura
English: Common Cuckoo, Common Northern Cuckoo, Cuckoo, Eurasian Cuckoo, European Cuckoo, Gray Cuckoo, Gray Eurasian Cuckoo, Gray European Cuckoo, Grey Cuckoo, Grey Eurasian Cuckoo, Grey European Cuckoo, Kamtschatkan Cuckoo, Khasia Hills Cuckoo
Esperanto: kukolo, kukulo
Spanish: Cuclillo Europeo, Cuco, Cuco Común, Cuco Europeo
Estonian: Kägu
Basque: Cucut, kuku, Kukua
Finnish: Käki
Faroese: geykur
French: coucou, Coucou d'Europe, Coucou gris
Friulian: cuc, cuců, cucuc, Tortorele
Frisian: koekoek
Irish: cuach, cuco
Gaelic: Cuach, Cuthag
Galician: Cuco, Cucut, Rula Común
Guarani: Jeruti
Manx: cooag
Hebrew: קוקיה אירופאית, קוקיה אירופית, קוקייה אירופית
Croatian: Kukavica, Obična kukavica
Hungarian: Kakukk
Armenian: [Sovorakan Kku ], Սովորական Կկու
Indonesian: Kangkok Erasia
Icelandic: Gaukur
Italian: Cuculo, Cuculo eurasiatico, Turtureina
Reggiano: Turtureina
Japanese: gappou-dori, Kakko, kakkou, kakkou-dori, kanko-dori
Japanese: カッコウ, カッコウドリ, ガッポウドリ, カンコドリ
Georgian: გუგული
Khakas: Кööк, Кекÿÿк
Kazakh: Кәдімгі кєкек
Korean: 뻐꾸기
Cornish: Cok, Durenn, kog, koukou
Kwangali: Mukuku
Latin: Cuculus canorus
Ladino: cuch
Lithuanian: gegutė, Gegužė, Giegutė, Kukūžė
Latvian: dzeguze
Macedonian: kukavica, кукавица
Mongolian: Хөхөө
Moldavian: Turturica
Maltese: daqquqa kaħla
Dutch: Koekoek
Norwegian: Gjøk
Napoletano-calabrese: Turtura
Occitan: coguol, Tortora
Polish: kukulka, kukułka, kukułka (zwyczajna), Kukulka czubata, Kukułka czubata, kukułka zwyczajna
Portuguese: cuco, cuco canoro, Cuco-canoro
Romansh: cucu, Turturella
Romanian: chuhuriashka, chuhuriezo kukuriashka, cuc, kukuriezo
Russian: obyknovennaja kukuška, Obyknovennaya Kukushka, Кукушка обыкновенная, Обыкновенная кукушка
Sardinian: Cuccheddu, Cucu, cucuevvai, Cucui, cucu-i, cucumarei, Cucuperra, Cucuperrai, cucuperra-i, Paccheddu, pacheddu, puzone de ‘ide
Scots: cuach, Cuthag
Northern Sami: giehka
Slovak: Kukačka obyčajná, kukučka, kukučka jarabá, Kukučka obyčajná
Slovenian: kukavica, navadna kukavica
Somali: Ceelaljoog
Albanian: qyqja
Serbian: kukavica, obicna kukavica, obična kukavica, кукавица
Swedish: Gök
Swahili: Kekeo wa Ulaya
Thai: นกคัคคูพันธุ์ยุโรป
Turkmen: guguk
Turkish: Guguk
Tuvinian: Хек
Ukrainian: zozulja, Звичайна зозуля, зозуля
Vietnamese: Cu cu
Sorbian, Lower: kukawa, Tujawka
Sorbian, Upper: kokula, Tujawka
Chinese: [bugu], [bugu-niao], [da dujuan], [dujuan], [guogong], 大杜鵑, 大杜鹃, 布谷, 布谷鸟, 杜鹃, 郭公
Chinese (Taiwan): [bugu], 布谷

 

         

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