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Giant Coua

Coua gigas (Boddaert, 1783)

The Giant Coua (Coua gigas) is a bird species from the Cuckoo family that is endemic to the dry forests of western and southern Madagascar. It is suggested that Couas probably originated from a particular Asian ground-cuckoo (Dinets 2007). Genus Coua contains 10 species, more than any other genus in Madagascar (Moreau 1966). Although the bird is listed under Least Concern (LC) in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, it only persist in the biological hot spot of Madagascar, warranting its recognition as a species of conservation concern at the global scale. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Cuculiformes
Family:
  Cuculidae
Genus:
  Coua

Scientific:
  Coua gigas

Citation:
  (Boddaert, 1783)

Reference:
  TablePlanchesEnlum. p.50

Protonym:
  Cuculus gigas

Avibase ID:
  CAFE4C4CC6B092EC

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/CAFE4C4C

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554738

Geographic range:

  • Coua gigas: Thinly distributed in forests and savanna of w and s Madagascar
English:
Giant Coua
Czech:
kukalka velká
German:
Riesen-Seidenkuckuck
Danish:
Stor Silkegøg
Spanish:
Cúa Gigante
Finnish:
isokuku
French:
Coua géant
Icelandic:
Silkigaukur
Italian:
Cua gigante
Japanese:
onijikakkou
Japanese:
オニジカッコウ
Dutch:
Grote Coua
Norwegian:
Kjempekoa
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kjempekoa
Polish:
kuja wielka
Russian:
Гигантская мадагаскарская кукушка
Slovak:
koa veľká
Swedish:
jättekoua
Ukrainian:
Коуа великий
Chinese:
大马岛鹃


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Coua géant ( Coua gigas)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Coua géant ( Coua gigas)
Clements 1st edition:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Clements 3rd edition:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Clements 4th edition:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Clements 6th edition:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Clements, version 2015:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Clements, version 2016:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Clements, version 2017:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Clements, version 2018:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Clements, version 2019:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
eBird version 1.50:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
eBird version 1.52:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
eBird version 1.53:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
eBird version 1.54:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
eBird version 1.55:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
eBird version 2015:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
eBird version 2016:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
eBird version 2017:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
eBird version 2018:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
eBird version 2019:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Giant Madagascar Coucal ( Coua gigas)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Giant Madagascar Coucal ( Coua gigas)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
James Lee Peters:
Coua gigas
James Lee Peters (original):
Coua gigas
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Coua gigas
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Giant Coua ( Coua gigas)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Coua gigas
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Coua gigas

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: Coua gegant
Czech: Kukal velký, kukalka velká
Danish: Stor Silkegøg
German: Riesencoua, Riesen-Seidenkuckuck
English: Giant Coua, Giant Madagascar Coucal
English (IOC): Giant Coua
Spanish: Cúa Gigante
Spanish (Spain): Cúa Gigante
Spanish (HBW): Giant Coua
Estonian: suur-siidkägu
Finnish: Isokuku
French: Coua géant
Hungarian: óriás-selyemkakukk
Icelandic: Silkigaukur
Italian: Coua gigante, Cua gigante
Japanese: onijikakkou
Japanese: オニジカッコウ
Scientific: Coua gigas, Cuculus gigas
Lithuanian: Didžioji madagaskarinė gegutė
Malagasy: Eoke, Gory be, Lejabe
Dutch: Grote Coua
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kjempekoa
Norwegian: Kjempekoa
Polish: kuja wielka
Russian: Гигантская мадагаскарская кукушка
Slovak: koa veľká
Serbian: Džinovska kua
Swedish: Jättecoua, jättekoua
Ukrainian: Коуа великий
Chinese: 大马岛鹃
Chinese (Traditional): 大馬島鵑

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