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Blue-headed Coucal

Centropus monachus Rüppell, 1837

The blue-headed coucal is a species of cuckoo in the family Cuculidae. It is native to tropical central Africa where its typical habitat is swamps, river banks, forest edges and generally wet locations. It is a common bird with a wide range, and 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:
   Centropus
Scientific:
  Centropus monachus


Original description

Citation:
  Rüppell, 1837

Reference:
  NeueWirbelth.Vog. p.57 pl.21 fig.2

Protonym:
  Centropus monachus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/37140145


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  7C879D6DBEB96890

Avibase ID:
  avibase-7C879D6D

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/7C879D6D


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554769

Geographic range:

  • Centropus monachus monachus: Eritrea and Ethiopia to central Kenya
  • Centropus monachus fischeri: southeastern Sudan and South Sudan to eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, western Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and northwestern Tanzania
  • Centropus monachus occidentalis: Guinea and Ivory Coast east to southern Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and northern Angola; populations of the western and southern Democratic Republic of the Congo variously attributed to occidentalis or to fisheri
English:
Blue-headed Coucal
Catalan:
Cucal capblau
Czech:
kukačka mniší
Danish:
Blånakket Sporegøg
German:
Blaukopfkuckuck
Spanish:
Cucal Monje
Spanish (Spain):
Cucal Monje
Finnish:
sinipääkukaali
French:
Coucal à nuque bleue
Croatian:
bjeloprsi kukal
Hungarian:
kékfejű bozótkakukk
Italian:
Cucal testablu
Japanese (romaji):
zuaobanken
Japanese:
ズアオバンケン
Lithuanian:
mėlyngalvė pentinuotoji gegutė
Dutch:
Monniksspoorkoekoek
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Blåhovudsporegauk
Norwegian:
Blåhodesporegjøk
Polish:
kukal niebieskogłowy
Portuguese:
Cucal-de-nuca-azul
Russian:
Синеголовый кукаль
Slovak:
ostrohár mníšsky
Serbian:
Plavoglavi kukal
Swedish:
blåhuvad sporrgök
Ukrainian:
Коукал ефіопський
Chinese:
蓝头鸦鹃
Chinese (Traditional):
藍頭鴉鵑


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Blue-headed Coucal ( Centropus monachus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
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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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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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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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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Coucal à nuque bleue ( Centropus monachus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
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Clements 1st edition:
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Clements, version 2021:
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Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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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):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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eBird version 2021:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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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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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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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 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.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 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 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 4.1:
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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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
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Sibley and Monroe (1993):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

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

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Grootvleiloerie
Catalan: Cucal capblau
Czech: Kukacka mniší, kukačka mniší
Danish: Blånakket Sporegøg
German: Blaukopfkuckuck, Mönchskuckuck
English: Blue headed Coucal, Blue-headed Coucal, West African Blue-headed Coucal
English, HBW: Blue-headed Coucal
English (IOC): Blue-headed Coucal
English (Kenya): Blue-headed Coucal
English (United States): Blue-headed Coucal
Spanish: Cucal Monje
Spanish (Spain): Cucal Monje
Spanish (HBW): Blue-headed Coucal
Estonian: sinipea-kannuskägu
Finnish: Sinipääkukaali
French: Coucal à nuque bleue, Coucal à tête bleue, Coucal moine
Croatian: bjeloprsi kukal
Hungarian: kékfejű bozótkakukk
Italian: Cucal testablu, Cuculo fagiano testablu
Japanese (romaji): zuaobanken
Japanese: ズアオバンケン, ヅアオバンケン
Scientific: Centropus monachus, Centropus monachus monachus
Lithuanian: Mėlyngalvė pentiniuotoji gegutė, mėlyngalvė pentinuotoji gegutė
Dutch: Monniksspoorkoekoek
Norwegian Nynorsk: Blåhovudsporegauk
Norwegian: Blåhodesporegjøk
Polish: kukal niebieskoglowy, Kukal niebieskogłowy
Portuguese: Cucal-de-nuca-azul
Portuguese (Portugal): cucal-de-cabeça-azulada
Russian: Светлоголовая шпорцевая кукушка, Синеголовая шпорцевая кукушка, Синеголовый кукаль
Slovak: ostrohár mníšsky
Serbian: Plavoglavi kukal
Swedish: Blåhuvad sporrgök
Swahili: Dudumizi Kichwa-buluu
Turkish: Keşiş kukalı
Ukrainian: Коукал ефіопський
Chinese: 蓝头鸦鹃
Chinese (Traditional): 藍頭鴉鵑

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