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African Cuckoo

Cuculus gularis Stephens, JF 1815

The African cuckoo is a species of cuckoo in the family Cuculidae. It is found in Sub-Saharan Africa where it migrates within the continent, generally arriving and breeding in any one locality during the rainy season. A fairly common bird, the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated its conservation status as being of "least concern". Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Cuculiformes
Family:
  Cuculidae
Genus:
   Cuculus
Scientific:
  Cuculus gularis


Original description

Citation:
  Stephens, JF 1815

Reference:
   General Zool. [Shaw] 9 pt1 p.83 pl.17

Protonym:
  Cuculus gularis

Link:
  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/176175#page/135/mode/1up


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  66931B3F993D2FCE

Avibase ID:
  avibase-66931B3F

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/66931B3F


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554683

Geographic range:

  • Cuculus gularis: Senegambia to Somalia and South Africa
English:
African Cuckoo
Catalan:
Cucut africà
Czech:
kukačka africká
Danish:
Afrikansk Gøg
German:
Afrikakuckuck
Spanish:
Cuco Barbiblanco
Spanish (Spain):
Cuco Barbiblanco
Finnish:
afrikankäki
French:
Coucou africain
Croatian:
siva kukavica
Hungarian:
afrikai kakukk
Italian:
Cuculo africano
Japanese (romaji):
afurikakakkou
Japanese:
アフリカカッコウ
Lithuanian:
Afrikinė gegutė
Dutch:
Afrikaanse Koekoek
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Afrikagauk
Norwegian:
Afrikagjøk
Polish:
kukułka sawannowa
Portuguese:
Cuco-africano
Russian:
Африканская кукушка
Slovak:
kukučka akáciová
Serbian:
Afrička kukavica
Swedish:
afrikansk gök
Ukrainian:
Зозуля саванова
Chinese:
非洲杜鹃
Chinese (Traditional):
非洲杜鵑


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Coucou africain ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Coucou africain ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
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 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
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 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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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:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Cuculus canorus gularis [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Cuculus canorus gularis [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
African Cuckoo ( Cuculus gularis) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Cuculus gularis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Cuculus gularis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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

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Afrikaans: Afrikaanse Koekoek
Belarusian: Саваннава зязюля
Bulgarian: Африканска кукувица
Breton: Koukoug Afrika
Catalan: Cucut africà
Czech: Kukacka africká, kukačka africká
Welsh: Cog Affrica
Danish: Afrikansk Gøg
German: Afrikakuckuck, Afrikanerkuckuck, Afrikanischer Kuckuck
Greek: Αφρικαvικός κoύκoς
English: African Cuckoo, African Grey Cuckoo, Gray Cuckoo, Grey Cuckoo
English, HBW: African Cuckoo
English (IOC): African Cuckoo
English (Kenya): African Cuckoo
English (United States): African Cuckoo
Esperanto: Afrika kukolo
Spanish: Cuclillo Africano, Cuco Africano, Cuco Barbiblanco
Spanish (Spain): Cuco Barbiblanco
Spanish (HBW): African Cuckoo
Estonian: savannikägu
Finnish: Afrikankäki
French: Coucou africain, Coucou gris
Frisian: Afrikaanske koekoek
Irish: Cuach Afracach
Galician: Cuco africano
Manx: Cooag Affrickagh
Croatian: Afrička ukavica, siva kukavica
Hungarian: afrikai kakukk
Italian: Cuculo africano
Japanese (romaji): afurikakakkou
Japanese: アフリカカッコウ
Kara-Kalpak: фрика әтшөги
Kwangali: Mukuku
Kirghiz: Африка күкүгү
Scientific: Cuculus canorus gularis, Cuculus gularis
Lithuanian: Afrikinė gegutė
Latvian: Āfrikas dzeguze
Macedonian: Африканска кукавица
Dutch: Afrikaanse Koekoek
Norwegian Nynorsk: Afrikagauk
Norwegian: Afrikagjøk
Polish: kukulka sawannowa, kukułka sawannowa
Portuguese: Cuco-africano
Portuguese (Portugal): Cuco-africano
Rhaeto-Romance: Cucu african
Romanian: Cuc african
Russian: Африканская кукушка
Northern Sami: Afrihkágiehka
Slovak: kukučka akáciová
Slovenian: Afriška kukavica
Serbian: Afrička kukavica
Swedish: Afrikansk gök
Swahili: Kekeo Kijivu
Turkish: Afrika guguğu
Ukrainian: Зозуля саванова
Chinese: 非洲杜鹃
Chinese (Traditional): 非洲杜鵑

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