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Indian Cuckoo
Cuculus micropterus Gould, 1838
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Order:
  Cuculiformes
Family:
  Cuculidae
Genus:
  Cuculus

Scientific:
  Cuculus micropterus

Citation:
  Gould, 1838

Reference:
  PZS(1837) Pt5 no.60 p.137

Protonym:
  Cuculus micropterus

Avibase ID:
  5CFEDF61502C909A

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/5CFEDF61

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554682

Geographic range:

  • Cuculus micropterus micropterus: India and Myanmar to SE Asia; winters to Greater Sundas
  • Cuculus micropterus concretus: Vietnam to s Thailand, Malay Pen., Sumatra, Java and Borneo
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Indian Cuckoo
Czech:
  kukačka krátkokřídlá
German:
  Kurzflügelkuckuck
Danish:
  Kortvinget Gøg
Spanish:
  Cuco Alicorto
Finnish:
  intiankäki
French:
  Coucou à ailes courtes
Italian:
  Cuculo indiano
Japanese:
  segurokakkou
Japanese:
  セグロカッコウ
Dutch:
  Kortvleugelkoekoek
Norwegian:
  Asiagjøk
Polish:
  kukulka krótkoskrzydla
Portuguese:
  Cuco-indiano
Russian:
  Индийская кукушка
Slovak:
  kukučka krátkokrídla
Swedish:
  indisk gök
Chinese:
  四声杜鹃


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Coucou à ailes courtes ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Coucou à ailes courtes ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Short-winged Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Short-winged Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Cuculus micropterus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Cuculus micropterus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Cuculus micropterus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Indian Cuckoo ( Cuculus micropterus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Cuculus micropterus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Cuculus micropterus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Bengali: বউকথাকও পাপিয়া
Catalan: Cucut alacurt
Czech: Kukacka krátkokrídlá, kukačka krátkokřídlá
Danish: Kortvinget Gøg
German: Kurzflügelkuckuck, Kuzflügelkuckuck
English: Indian Cuckoo, Short-winged Cuckoo
Spanish: Cuclillo de Alas Cortas, Cuco Alicorto, Cuco de Alas Cortas
Spanish (Spain): Cuco Alicorto
Estonian: vilekägu
Finnish: Intiankäki
French: Coucou à ailes courtes, Coucou indien
Hungarian: indiai kakukk
Indonesian: Belanda mabok, Burung Kangkok India, Kangkok India
Italian: Cuculo indiano
Japanese: se-guro kakkō, seguro-kakko, segurokakkou, Seguro-kakkou
Japanese: セグロカッコウ
Japanese (Kanji): 背黒郭公
Korean: 검은등뻐꾸기
Latin: Cuculus micropterus, Cuculus micropterus micropterus
Lithuanian: Indinė gegutė
Latvian: īsspārnu dzeguze
Malayalam: വിഷുപ്പക്ഷി, വിഷുപ്പക്ഷി 
Mongolian: Бор шарга хөхөө, Жагар хөхөө
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠵᠠᠭᠠᠷ ᠬᠦᠬᠦᠭᠡ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠪᠥᠷᠣ ᠰᠢᠷᠭ᠎ᠠ ᠬᠦᠬᠦᠭᠡ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Шовшуур хөхөө
Mongolian (Transliteration): bor sharag khökhöö, geomeun-deung-ppeokkugi, jagar khökhöö, shovshuur khökhöö
Malay: Burung Sewah India, Sewah India
Dutch: Kortvleugelkoekoek
Norwegian: Asiagjøk
Polish: kukulka krótkoskrzydla, kukułka krótkoskrzydła
Pinyin: bùgǔ, guā guō, guānggōng hǎo kù, guānggùn bèi niu, guānggùn hǎo guò, huā kāgū, huā kēgū, jiā-pó dǎ wǒ, kuài kuài gē mài, sì-shēng dù-juān, wān-dòu bāgē, yìndù kāgū, yìndù kēgū
Portuguese: Cuco-indiano
Russian: Индийская кукушка, Кукушка индийская
Slovak: kukučka krátkokrídla
Serbian: Indijska kukavica
Swedish: Indisk gök
Tamil: Kuyil
Thai: นกคัคคูพันธุ์อินเดีย
Thai (Transliteration): nók kʰák-kʰuu pʰan in-dia
Vietnamese: Bắt cô trói cột, Chim Bắt cô trói cột, Chim Cu cu Ấn Độ
Chinese: 光棍好过, 光棍背钮, 关公好哭, 刮锅, 印度喀咕, 四声杜鹃, 四聲杜鵑, 家婆打我, 布谷, 快快割麦, 花喀咕, 豌豆八哥
Chinese (Traditional): 光棍好過, 光棍背鈕, 刮鍋, 印度喀咕, 四聲杜鵑, 家婆打我, 布穀, 快快割麥, 花喀咕, 豌豆八哥, 關公好哭
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 四聲杜鵑
Chinese (Taiwan): 四声杜鹃

 

         

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