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Greater or Brown Coucal

Centropus [sinensis or andamanensis] (= Centropus sinensis) (Stephens, 1815)

The greater coucal or crow pheasant, is a large non-parasitic member of the cuckoo order of birds, the Cuculiformes. A widespread resident in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, it is divided into several subspecies, some being treated as full species. They are large, crow-like with a long tail and coppery brown wings and found in a wide range of habitats from jungle to cultivation and urban gardens. They are weak fliers, and are often seen clambering about in vegetation or walking on the ground as they forage for insects, eggs and nestlings of other birds. They have a familiar deep resonant call which is associated with omens in many parts of its range. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  (Stephens, 1815)

Reference:
  Gen.Zool.[Shaw] p.51

Protonym:
  Polophilus sinensis

Link:
  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/176175#page/93/mode/1up


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  AED5048A79A2E490

Avibase ID:
  avibase-AED5048A

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/AED5048A


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554758

Geographic range:

  • Centropus sinensis sinensis: Pakistan to n India and s China
  • Centropus sinensis intermedius: Bangladesh to Myanmar, s Thailand, Indochina and Malay Pen.
  • Centropus sinensis bubutus: Greater Sundas and adjacent islands to sw Philippines
  • Centropus sinensis anonymus: S Philippines (Jolo, Tawitawi, Basilan and Sanga Sanga)
  • Centropus sinensis kangeangensis: Kangean Islands (Java Sea)
  • Centropus sinensis parroti: S peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  • Centropus andamanensis: Andaman Islands and adj. Table, Great and Little Coco islands
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English:
Greater or Brown Coucal
French:
Grand Coucal ou C. des Andaman


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Greater or Brown Coucal ( Centropus [sinensis or andamanensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Greater or Brown Coucal ( Centropus [sinensis or andamanensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Greater or Brown Coucal ( Centropus [sinensis or andamanensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Greater or Brown Coucal ( Centropus [sinensis or andamanensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Greater or Brown Coucal ( Centropus [sinensis or andamanensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Greater or Brown Coucal ( Centropus [sinensis or andamanensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Greater or Brown Coucal ( Centropus [sinensis or andamanensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Greater or Brown Coucal ( Centropus [sinensis or andamanensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Greater or Brown Coucal ( Centropus [sinensis or andamanensis])
Clements 1st edition:
Greater Coucal ( Centropus sinensis) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Greater Coucal ( Centropus sinensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Common Crow-Pheasant ( Centropus sinensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Common Crow-Pheasant ( Centropus sinensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Greater Coucal ( Centropus sinensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Greater Coucal ( Centropus sinensis) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Greater Coucal ( Centropus sinensis) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Centropus sinensis [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Centropus sinensis [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Centropus sinensis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Centropus sinensis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

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Other synonyms


Bengali: বড় কুবো
Catalan: Cucal gros
Czech: Kukacka tmavá, kukačka vraní
Danish: Brunrygget Sporegøg
German: Heckenkuckuck, Mohrenkuckuck
English: Common coucal, Common Crow-Pheasant, Crow-pheasant, Greater Coucal, Greater or Brown Coucal
Spanish: Cucal Chino
Estonian: punaselg-kannuskägu
Finnish: aasiankukaali, Kastanjakukaali
French: Grand Coucal, Grand Coucal ou C. des Andaman
Hindi: Chempakam, Kalli kakka
Hungarian: nagy bozótkakukk
Indonesian: Bubut besar, Burung Bubut Besar
Italian: Cuculo fagiano maggiore
Japanese (romaji): ō ban-ken, oobanken
Japanese: オオバンケン, オオバンケンバンケン
Japanese (Kanji): 大番鵑
Korean: 큰쿠칼
Scientific: Centropus [sinensis or andamanensis], Centropus sinensis, Centropus sinensis sinensis, Polophilus sinensis
Lithuanian: Paprastoji pentiniuotoji gegutė
Malayalam: ഉപ്പന്‍, ചെമ്പോത്ത് , ചെമ്പോത്ത് ,ഉപ്പന്‍
Malay: Bubut Besar, Burung Bubut, Burung Bubut Besar, Burung But-but Cari Anak
Nepali: ढोडे गोकुल
Dutch: Chinese Spoorkoekoek
Norwegian: Orientsporegjøk
Polish: kukal zmienny
Pinyin: dà hóng máo-jī, dà máo-jī, hè-chì yā-juān, hóng máo-jī, huáng fēng, máo-jī, wū-yā-zhì
Portuguese: Cucal-real
Russian: индийский кукаль, Обыкновенная шпорцевая кукушка, Шпорцевая кукушка
Sinhalese (Transliteration): Ati-kukula
Slovak: Ostrohár krovinný
Swedish: Orientsporrgök
Tamil: Shenbagam
Thai: นกกระปูดใหญ่, นกกะปูดใหญ่
Thai (Transliteration): nók kà-pùut yày, nók krà-pùut yày
Ukrainian: Коукал рудокрилий
Vietnamese: Bìm bịp lớn, Chim Bìm bịp lờn
Chinese: 乌鸦雉, 大毛鸡, 大红毛鸡, 毛鸡, 红毛鸡, 褐翅鴉鵑, 褐翅鸦鹃, 黄峰
Chinese (Traditional): 大毛雞, 大紅毛雞, 毛雞, 烏鴉雉, 紅毛雞, 褐翅鴉鵑, 黃峰
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 褐翅鴉鵑
Chinese (Taiwan): 褐翅鸦鹃

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