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Horsfield's Cuckoo

Cuculus optatus Gould, 1845

The Oriental Cuckoo or Horsfields Cuckoo (Cuculus optatus) is a bird belonging to the genus Cuculus in the cuckoo family Cuculidae. It was formerly classified as a subspecies of the Himalayan Cuckoo (C. saturatus) with the name Oriental Cuckoo used for the combined species. Differences in voice and size suggest that they should be treated as a separate species. The binomial name Cuculus horsfieldi has often been used instead of Cuculus optatus but is now usually considered to be a junior synonym. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Cuculiformes
Family:
  Cuculidae
Genus:
  Cuculus

Scientific:
  Cuculus optatus

Citation:
  Gould, 1845

Reference:
  PZS Pt13 no.145 p.18

Protonym:
  Cuculus optatus

Avibase ID:
  6A735030417F672E

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/6A735030

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 705303

Geographic range:

  • Cuculus optatus: Russia to Siberia, n China, Korea, Japan; winters to Australia
English:
Horsfield's Cuckoo
Czech:
kukačka Horsfieldova
German:
Horsfieldkuckuck
Danish:
Orient-gøg
Spanish:
Cuco de Horsfield
Finnish:
idänkäki
French:
Coucou oriental
Italian:
Cuculo orientale
Japanese:
tsutsudori
Japanese:
ツツドリ
Dutch:
Boskoekoek
Norwegian:
Taigagjøk
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Taigagauk
Polish:
kukulka syberyjska
Portuguese:
Cuco-de-horsfield
Russian:
Глухая кукушка
Slovak:
kukučka východná
Swedish:
tajgagök
Ukrainian:
Зозуля сибірська
Chinese:
霍氏中杜鹃


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
Himalaya Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
Cuculus saturatus horsfieldi [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
Cuculus saturatus horsfieldi [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
Cuculus saturatus horsfieldi [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
Cuculus saturatus horsfieldi [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
Cuculus saturatus horsfieldi [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
Cuculus saturatus horsfieldi [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
Cuculus saturatus horsfieldi [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
Cuculus saturatus horsfieldi [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
Cuculus saturatus horsfieldi [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
Cuculus saturatus horsfieldi [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
Cuculus saturatus horsfieldi [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
Cuculus saturatus horsfieldi [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
Cuculus saturatus horsfieldi [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
Cuculus saturatus horsfieldi [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
Cuculus saturatus horsfieldi [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
Cuculus saturatus horsfieldi [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Horsfield's Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Horsfield's Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Horsfield's Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Horsfield's Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Horsfield's Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Horsfield's Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Horsfield's Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Coucou oriental ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Horsfield's Cuckoo ( Cuculus horsfieldi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Horsfield's Cuckoo ( Cuculus horsfieldi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Horsfield's Cuckoo ( Cuculus horsfieldi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Horsfield's Cuckoo ( Cuculus horsfieldi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Horsfield's Cuckoo ( Cuculus horsfieldi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Horsfield's Cuckoo ( Cuculus horsfieldi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Horsfield's Cuckoo ( Cuculus horsfieldi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Cuculus saturatus horsfieldi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Cuculus saturatus optatus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Cuculus saturatus optatus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Cuculus saturatus optatus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Cuculus saturatus optatus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Cuculus saturatus optatus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Cuculus saturatus optatus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Cuculus saturatus optatus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Cuculus saturatus optatus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Cuculus saturatus optatus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Horsfield's Cuckoo ( Cuculus horsfieldi) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Cuculus saturatus optatus [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Cuculus saturatus optatus [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Cuculus saturatus optatus [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Cuculus saturatus optatus [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Oriental Cuckoo ( Cuculus optatus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Cuculus saturatus horsfieldi [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Cuculus saturatus horsfieldi [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Cuculus optatus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Cuculus optatus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Cuculus [saturatus, lepidus or optatus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Cucut de Horsfield
Czech: kukačka Horsfieldova
Danish: Orientgøg, Orient-gøg
German: Hopfkuckuck-horsfieldi, Horsfieldkuckuck
English: Himalaya Cuckoo, Himalayan cuckoo, Horsfield's Cuckoo, Horsfield's Cuckoo (nominal form), Horsfield's Cuckoo (nominate), Northern Oriental Cuckoo, Oriental cuckoo, Saturated cuckoo
English (IOC): Oriental Cuckoo
Spanish: Cuclillo oriental, Cuco de Horsfield, Cuco oriental
Spanish (Spain): Cuco Oriental
Spanish (HBW): Cuco oriental
Estonian: taigakägu
Persian: کوکوی شرقی
Finnish: idänkäki
French: Coucou asiatique, Coucou de Horsfield, Coucou oriental, Coucou oriental (nominal), Coucou oriental (nominale), Coucou oriental (race nominale)
Hebrew: קוקיה מזרחית
Croatian: Azijska kukavica
Hungarian: Keleti kakukk
Indonesian: Kangkok Horsfield, Kangkok ranting
Italian: Cuculo orientale
Japanese: Tsutsudori, tsutsu-dori
Japanese: *ツツドリ, ツツドリ
Japanese (Kanji): 筒鳥
Korean: 벙어리뻐꾸기
Korean (Transliteration): beongeori-ppeokkugi
Scientific: Cuculus horsfieldi, Cuculus horsfieldi horsfieldi, Cuculus optatus, Cuculus optatus optatus, Cuculus saturatus horsfieldi, Cuculus saturatus optatus, Versiculus horsfieldi
Lithuanian: azijinė gegutė
Latvian: mēmā dzeguze
Mongolian: Ханамал хөхөө
Dutch: Boskoekoek, Horsfields Koekoek
Norwegian Nynorsk: Taigagauk
Norwegian: Taigagjøk
Polish: kukulka syberyjska, kukułka syberyjska
Pinyin: běi-fāng zhōng dùjuān, Huò-shì zhōng dùjuān
Portuguese: Cuco-de-horsfield
Portuguese (Portugal): Cuco-oriental
Russian: Глухая кукушка, Одноголосая кукушка
Sindhi: ٽ ٽً يً ٙ ٷَي
Slovak: kukucka prostredná, kukučka východná
Serbian: Azijska kukavica
Swedish: tajgagök
Ukrainian: Зозуля глуха, Зозуля сибірська
Vietnamese: Chim Cu cu phương đông
Chinese: 北方中杜鹃, 霍氏中杜鹃
Chinese (Traditional): 北方中杜鵑, 北方中杜鵑〔遠東中杜鵑〕, 霍氏中杜鵑
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 北方中杜鵑
Chinese (Taiwan): 北方中杜鹃

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