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Kagu

Rhynochetos jubatus Verreaux & Des Murs, 1860

The Kagu or Cagou (Rhynochetos jubatus) is a crested, long-legged, and bluish-grey bird endemic to the dense mountain forests of New Caledonia. It is the only surviving member of the genus Rhynochetos and the family Rhynochetidae, although a second species has been described from the fossil record. Measuring 55 cm (22 in) in length, it has pale grey plumage and bright red legs. Its 'nasal corns' are a unique feature not shared with any other bird. Almost flightless, it spends its time on or near the ground, where it hunts its invertebrate prey, and builds a nest of sticks on the forest floor. Both parents share incubation of single egg, as well as rearing the chick. It has proved vulnerable to introduced predators, and is threatened with extinction. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Eurypygiformes
Family:
  Rhynochetidae
Genus:
  Rhynochetos

Scientific:
  Rhynochetos jubatus

Citation:
  Verreaux & Des Murs, 1860

Reference:
  Rev.Mag.Zool. (2) 12 p.440 pl.21

Protonym:
  Rhynochetos jubatus

Avibase ID:
  227D77FBFA6E408A

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/227D77FB

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 176405


ENDANGERED

Geographic range:

  • Rhynochetos jubatus: New Caledonia
English:
Kagu
Czech:
kagu chocholatý
German:
Kagu
Danish:
Kagu
Spanish:
Kagú
Finnish:
kagu
French:
Kagou huppé
Icelandic:
Kagúni
Italian:
Kagu
Japanese:
kagu-
Japanese:
カグー
Dutch:
Kagoe
Norwegian:
Kagu
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kagu
Polish:
kagu
Portuguese:
Kagu
Russian:
Кагу
Slovak:
kagu vlasatý
Swedish:
kagu
Ukrainian:
Кагу
Chinese:
鹭鹤


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Kagou huppé ( Rhynochetos jubatus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Kagou huppé ( Rhynochetos jubatus)
Clements 1st edition:
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Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 2019:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Kagu ( Rhynochetos jubatus)
James Lee Peters:
Rhynochetos jubatus
James Lee Peters (original):
Rhynochetos jubatus
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Rhynochetos jubatus
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Kagu ( Rhynochetos jubatus)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Kagu ( Rhynochetos jubatus)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Kagu ( Rhynochetos jubatus)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Rhynochetos jubatus
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Rhynochetos jubatus

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Kagú
Czech: Kagu chocholatý
Danish: Kagu
German: Kagu
English: Kagu, Kagú
English (IOC): Kagu
Spanish: Kagú
Spanish (Spain): Kagú
Spanish (HBW): Kagu
Estonian: kagu
Finnish: Kagu
French: Cagou, Kagou huppé
Hungarian: kagu
Icelandic: Kagúni
Italian: Kagu
Japanese: kagu-, kagua
Japanese: カグア, カグー
Scientific: Rhynchochetos jubatus, Rhynochetos jubata, Rhynochetos jubatus, Rhynochetos nigriceps, Rhynochetus jubata
Lithuanian: Kagu
Dutch: Kagoe
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kagu
Norwegian: Kagu
Polish: kagu
Portuguese: Kagu
Russian: Кагу
Slovak: Kagu vlasatý
Slovenian: Kagu
Serbian: Kagu
Swedish: Kagu
Turkish: Kagu
Ukrainian: Кагу
Chinese: 鹭鹤
Chinese (Traditional): 鷺鶴

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