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Burchell's Coucal

Centropus burchellii Swainson, WJ 1838

Burchell's coucal, is a species of cuckoo in the family Cuculidae. It is found in sub-Saharan Africa. It inhabits areas with thick cover afforded by rank undergrowth and scrub, including in suitable coastal regions. Common names include gewone vleiloerie in Afrikaans and umGugwane in Zulu. It is sometimes considered a subspecies of the white-browed coucal. It is named after the British naturalist William John Burchell. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Cuculiformes
Family:
  Cuculidae
Genus:
   Centropus
Scientific:
  Centropus burchellii


Original description

Citation:
  Swainson, WJ 1838

Reference:
   Anim. Menageries [Lardner Cabinet Cyclop. 98]

Protonym:
  Centropus Burchellii

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/28995032


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  6C342FFF20D08A84

Avibase ID:
  avibase-6C342FFF

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/6C342FFF


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 705513

Geographic range:

  • Centropus burchellii burchellii: southern Malawi, southern Zambia, southern Zimbabwe, eastern Botswana, and South Africa
  • Centropus burchellii fasciipygialis: eastern Tanzania to eastern Zimbabwe and Mozambique
English:
Burchell's Coucal
Czech:
kukačka bělohrdlá
Danish:
Kapsporegøg
German:
Burchellkuckuck
Spanish:
Cucal de Burchel
French:
Coucal de Burchell
Italian:
Cuculo fagiano di Burchell
Japanese (romaji):
zugurobanken
Japanese:
ズグロバンケン
Lithuanian:
Burčelio pentinuotoji gegutė
Dutch:
Burchells Spoorkoekoek
Norwegian:
Busksporegjøk
Polish:
kukal białogardły
Portuguese:
Cucal-de-Burchell
Portuguese (Portugal):
cucal-de-burchell
Russian:
Шпорцевая кукушка Бурчелли
Slovak:
ostrohár bielohrdlý
Swedish:
burchellsporrgök
Ukrainian:
коукал південно-східний
Chinese:
布氏鸦鹃
Chinese (Traditional):
布氏鴉鵑


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 2023 (May 2023):
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Coucal de Burchell ( Centropus burchelli) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchelli) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Centropus superciliosus burchellii [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Centropus superciliosus burchellii [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Centropus superciliosus burchellii [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Centropus superciliosus burchellii [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Centropus superciliosus burchellii [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Centropus superciliosus burchellii [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Centropus superciliosus burchellii [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Centropus superciliosus burchellii [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Centropus superciliosus burchellii [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Centropus superciliosus burchellii [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Centropus superciliosus burchellii [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Centropus superciliosus burchellii [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Centropus superciliosus burchellii [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Centropus superciliosus burchellii [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Centropus superciliosus burchellii [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Centropus superciliosus burchellii [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Centropus superciliosus burchellii [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
White-browed Coucal (Burchell's) ( Centropus superciliosus burchellii) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
White-browed Coucal (Burchell's) ( Centropus superciliosus burchellii) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
White-browed Coucal (Burchell's) ( Centropus superciliosus burchellii) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
White-browed Coucal (Burchell's) ( Centropus superciliosus burchellii) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
White-browed Coucal (Burchell's) ( Centropus superciliosus burchellii) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
White-browed Coucal (Burchell's) ( Centropus superciliosus burchellii/fasciipygialis) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
White-browed Coucal (Burchell's) ( Centropus superciliosus burchellii/fasciipygialis) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
White-browed Coucal (Burchell's) ( Centropus superciliosus burchellii/fasciipygialis) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
White-browed Coucal (Burchell's) ( Centropus superciliosus burchellii/fasciipygialis) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
White-browed Coucal (Burchell's) ( Centropus superciliosus burchellii/fasciipygialis) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
White-browed Coucal (Burchell's) ( Centropus superciliosus burchellii/fasciipygialis) [version 1]
eBird version 2023:
White-browed Coucal (Burchell's) ( Centropus superciliosus burchellii/fasciipygialis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Centropus superciliosus burchellii [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Centropus superciliosus burchellii [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Centropus superciliosus burchellii [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Centropus superciliosus burchellii [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Centropus superciliosus burchellii [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Centropus superciliosus burchellii [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Centropus superciliosus burchellii [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Centropus superciliosus burchellii [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Centropus superciliosus burchellii [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Centropus superciliosus burchelli [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchelli) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchelli) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchelli) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchelli) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchelli) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 13.1:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 13.2:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 14.1:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Centropus superciliosus burchellii [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Centropus superciliosus burchellii [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchelli) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchelli) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchelli) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.03:
Burchell's Coucal ( Centropus burchellii) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Centropus superciliosus burchellii [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Centropus burchellii [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Centropus [superciliosus or burchellii] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Afrikaans: Gewone Vleiloerie
Czech: kukačka bělobrvá (ssp. burchellii/fasciipygialis), kukačka bělohrdlá
Danish: Kapsporegøg
German: Burchellkuckuck, Tiputip, Weißbrauenkuckuck (burchellii/fasciipygialis)
English: Burchell's Coucal, Nyasaland Coucal, Whitebrowed Coucal, White-browed Coucal, White-browed Coucal (Burchell's)
English, HBW: White-browed Coucal (Burchell's)
English (IOC): Burchell's Coucal
English (United States): White-browed Coucal (Burchell's)
English (South Africa): Burchell's Coucal
Spanish: Cucal Cejiblanco (burchellii/fasciipygialis), Cucal de Burchel
Spanish (Spain): Cucal Cejiblanco (burchellii/fasciipygialis)
Spanish (HBW): White-browed Coucal (Burchell's)
Estonian: lõuna-kannuskägu
French: Coucal à sourcils blancs (de Burchell), Coucal à sourcils blancs [burchellii ou fasciipygialis], Coucal de Burchell
Icelandic: Brúnagaukur (burchellii/fasciipygialis)
Italian: Cucal di Burchell, Cuculo fagiano di Burchell
Japanese (romaji): mamijirobanken (burchellii), mamijirobanken (burchellii/fasciipygialis), zugurobanken
Japanese: ズグロバンケン, マミジロバンケン (burchellii), マミジロバンケン (burchellii/fasciipygialis), マミジロバンケン(burchellii/fasciipygialis)
Scientific: Centropus burchelli, Centropus burchellii, Centropus burchellii burchelli, Centropus burchellii burchellii, Centropus burchellii fasciipygialis, Centropus fasciipygialis, Centropus pymi, Centropus superciliosus burchelli, Centropus superciliosus burchellii, Centropus superciliosus burchellii/fasciipygialis, Centropus superciliosus fasciipygialis
Lithuanian: Burčelio pentiniuotoji gegutė, Burčelio pentinuotoji gegutė
Dutch: Burchells Spoorkoekoek, Burchels Spoorkoekoek, Burrhell-spoorkoekoek, Wenkbrauwspoorkoekoek (burchellii)
Norwegian: Busksporegjøk, hvitbrynsporegjøk (burchellii/fasciipygialis)
Polish: kukal białobrewy (burchellii/fasciipygialis), kukal bialogardly, kukal białogardły
Portuguese: Cucal-de-Burchell
Portuguese (Portugal): cucal-de-burchell, cucal-de-sobrancelhas (burchellii/fasciipygialis)
Russian: Белобровый кукаль (burchellii/fasciipygialis), Шпорцевая кукушка Бурчелли
Slovak: ostrohár bielohrdlý, ostrohár bielohrdlý (skup.)
Swedish: Burchells sporrgök, burchellsporrgök
Swahili: Dudumizi wa Burchell
Turkish: Ak Kaşlı Kukal (burchellii), Ak kaşlı kukal (burchellii/fasciipygialis)
Ukrainian: коукал південно-східний
Chinese: 布氏鸦鹃
Chinese (Traditional): 布氏鴉鵑

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