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Dusky or Whistling Long-tailed Cuckoo

Cercococcyx [mechowi or lemaireae] (= Cercococcyx mechowi) Cabanis, JL 1882

The dusky long-tailed cuckoo is a species of cuckoo in the family Cuculidae. It is found in forests in Central Africa. The IUCN has assessed it as a least-concern species. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Cuculiformes
Family:
  Cuculidae
Genus:
   Cercococcyx
Scientific:
  Cercococcyx mechowi


Original description

Citation:
  Cabanis, JL 1882

Reference:
   J. f. Orn. 30 p.230

Protonym:
  Cercococcyx Mechowi

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/8739908


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  D64491E4175B83C2

Avibase ID:
  avibase-D64491E4

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/D64491E4


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554687

Geographic range:

  • Cercococcyx [mechowi or lemaireae]: Sierra Leone to northwestern Angola and eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
English:
Dusky or Whistling Long-tailed Cuckoo
French:
Coucou de Mechow ou C. de Lemaire


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Dusky or Whistling Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx [mechowi or lemaireae])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Coucou de Mechow ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Coucou de Mechow ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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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 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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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:
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Cercococcyx mechowi [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Cercococcyx mechowi [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Cercococcyx mechowi [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo ( Cercococcyx mechowi) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Cercococcyx mechowi [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Cercococcyx mechowi [version 1]

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Catalan: Cucut cuallarg fosc
Czech: Kukacka popelavá, kukačka popelavá
Danish: Langhalet Gøg
German: Schweifkuckuck
English: Dusky Cuckoo, Dusky Long tailed Cuckoo, Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo, Dusky or Whistling Long-tailed Cuckoo, Mechow's Long-tailed Cuckoo
English, HBW: Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo
English (IOC): Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo
English (United States): Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo
Spanish: Cuco Colilargo Oscuro, Cucu Pardo
Spanish (Spain): Cuco Colilargo Oscuro
Spanish (HBW): Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo
Estonian: jõgi-händkägu
Finnish: Nokikäki
French: Coucou de Mechow, Coucou de Mechow ou C. de Lemaire
Croatian: zagasita kukavica
Italian: Cuculo codalunga fosco, Cuculo codalungo bruno
Japanese (romaji): onagakakkou
Japanese: オナガカッコウ
Scientific: Cercococcyx [mechowi or lemaireae], Cercococcyx mechowi, Cercococcyx mechowi mechowi, Cercococcyx mechowi wellsi, Cercococcyx wellsi
Lithuanian: Tamsioji ilgauodegė gegutė
Dutch: Grijze Langstaartkoekoek
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kratthalegauk
Norwegian: Kratthalegjøk
Polish: kukulka ciemna, kukułka ciemna
Portuguese: Cuco-escuro
Portuguese (Portugal): cuco-escuro
Russian: Длиннохвостая кукушка, Тёмная длиннохвостая кукушка
Slovak: kukučka dlhochvostá
Serbian: Tamna dugorepa kukavica
Swedish: Mörk långstjärtsgök
Swahili: Kekeo Kijivucheusi
Turkish: Mechow uzun kuyruklu guguğu
Ukrainian: Зозуля-довгохвіст темна
Chinese: 暗色长尾鹃
Chinese (Traditional): 烏長尾鵑

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