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Black Coucal

Centropus grillii Hartlaub, 1861

The Black Coucal (Centropus grillii) is a species of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family. It is found in Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Cuculiformes
Family:
  Cuculidae
Genus:
  Centropus

Scientific:
  Centropus grillii

Citation:
  Hartlaub, 1861

Reference:
  J.Orn. 9 p.13

Protonym:
  Centropus Grillii

Avibase ID:
  DB09507DAF8069D1

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/DB09507D

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554763

Geographic range:

  • Centropus grillii: Intra-African migrant south of the Sahara
English:
Black Coucal
Czech:
kukačka černoprsá
German:
Grillkuckuck
Danish:
Korthalet Sporegøg
Spanish:
Cucal Negro
Finnish:
mustavatsakukaali
French:
Coucal noir
Italian:
Cucal nerastro
Japanese:
munagurobanken
Japanese:
ムナグロバンケン
Dutch:
Zwarte Spoorkoekoek
Norwegian:
Svartsporegjøk
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Svartsporegauk
Polish:
kukal maly
Portuguese:
Cucal Preto
Russian:
Гигантская шпорцевая кукушка
Slovak:
ostrohár čierny
Swedish:
afrikansk sporrgök
Ukrainian:
Коукал африканський
Chinese:
黑胸鸦鹃


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

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

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Swartvleiloerie
Catalan: Cucal africà
Czech: Kukacka cernoprsá, kukačka černoprsá
Danish: Korthalet Sporegøg
German: Grillkuckuck, Grill-Kuckuck, Tulukuckuck
English: Abaya Black Coucal, Abaya Black-chested Coucal, African Black Coucal, Black Coucal, Black-bellied Coucal, Black-chested Coucal, Natal Black Coucal, Natal Black-chested Coucal, Togoland Black Coucal, Togoland Black-chested Coucal
English (IOC): Black Coucal
English (Kenya): Black Coucal
Spanish: Cucal Negro
Spanish (Spain): Cucal Negro
Spanish (HBW): Black Coucal
Estonian: luha-kannuskägu
Finnish: Mustavatsakukaali
French: Coucal de Grill, Coucal noir, Coucal noiron, Coucal noirou
Hungarian: fekete bozótkakukk
Italian: Cucal nerastro, Cuculo fagiano pettonero
Japanese: munagurobanken
Japanese: ムナグロバンケン
Scientific: Centropus grillii, Centropus grillii caeruleiceps, Centropus grillii grillii, Centropus grillii thierryi, Centropus grillii wahlbergi, Centropus nigrorufus, Centropus toulou, Centropus toulou grillii
Lithuanian: Afrikinė pentiniuotoji gegutė, afrikinė pentinuotoji gegutė
Dutch: Toulou Spoorkoekoek, Zwarte Spoorkoekoek
Norwegian Nynorsk: Svartsporegauk
Norwegian: Svartsporegjøk
Polish: kukal maly, kukal mały
Portuguese: Cucal Preto, Cucal-preto-africano
Portuguese (Portugal): Cuco-de-barriga-preta
Russian: Гигантская шпорцевая кукушка, Черная шпорцевая кукушка
Slovak: ostrohár čierny
Serbian: Afrički crni kukal
Swedish: afrikansk sporrgök, Svart sporrgök
Swahili: Dudumizi Mweusi
Ukrainian: Коукал африканський
Chinese: 黑胸鸦鹃
Chinese (Traditional): 黑鴉鵑

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