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Black Cuckoo

Cuculus clamosus Latham, 1801

The Black Cuckoo (Cuculus clamosus) is a species of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family. The species is distributed widely across sub-Saharan Africa. The subspecies Cuculus clamosus gabonensis is a resident in Central Africa, whereas the Southern African subspecies Cuculus clamosus clamosus is migratory, breeding in Southern Africa in September to December, then moving in March to Central, Eastern and West Africa. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Cuculiformes
Family:
  Cuculidae
Genus:
  Cuculus

Scientific:
  Cuculus clamosus

Citation:
  Latham, 1801

Reference:
  Suppl.ind.orn. p.xxx

Protonym:
  Cuculus clamosus

Avibase ID:
  EDB843347849158F

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/EDB84334

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554681

Geographic range:

  • Cuculus clamosus clamosus: Highlands of Ethiopia and Somalia to e South Africa
  • Cuculus clamosus gabonensis: Liberia east to Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Uganda and western Kenya
English:
Black Cuckoo
Czech:
kukačka křiklavá
German:
Schwarzkuckuck
Danish:
Sortgøg
Spanish:
Cuco Negro
Finnish:
mustakäki
French:
Coucou criard
Italian:
Cuculo nero
Japanese:
kurokakkou
Japanese:
クロカッコウ
Dutch:
Zwarte Koekoek
Norwegian:
Svartgjøk
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Svartgauk
Polish:
kukulka czarna
Portuguese:
Cuco-preto
Russian:
Чёрная кукушка
Slovak:
kukučka tmavá
Swedish:
svartgök
Ukrainian:
Зозуля чорна
Chinese:
黑杜鹃


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Black Cuckoo ( Cuculus clamosus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Black Cuckoo ( Cuculus clamosus) [version 1]
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:
Black Cuckoo ( Cuculus clamosus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Black Cuckoo ( Cuculus clamosus) [version 1]
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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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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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):
Black Cuckoo ( Cuculus clamosus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Coucou criard ( Cuculus clamosus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Coucou criard ( Cuculus clamosus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Black Cuckoo ( Cuculus clamosus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Black Cuckoo ( Cuculus cafer) [version 1]
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 5th edition (incl. 2005 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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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:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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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 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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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 and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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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 2018):
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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 2.6:
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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:
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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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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Black Cuckoo ( Cuculus clamosus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Cuculus clamosus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Cuculus clamosus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Cuculus clamosus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Black Cuckoo ( Cuculus clamosus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Black Cuckoo ( Cuculus clamosus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Black Cuckoo ( Cuculus clamosus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Cuculus clamosus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Cuculus clamosus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Swartkoekoek
Catalan: Cucut negre
Czech: Kukacka cerná, kukačka křiklavá
Danish: Sortgøg
German: Schwarzkuckuck, Schwazkuckuck
English: Black Cuckoo
English (IOC): Black Cuckoo
English (Kenya): Black Cuckoo
Spanish: Cuclillo Negro, Cuco Negro
Spanish (Spain): Cuco Negro
Spanish (HBW): Black Cuckoo
Estonian: mustkägu
Finnish: Mustakäki
French: Coucou criard, Coucou de Jackson, Coucou noir
Hungarian: fekete kakukk
Italian: Cuculo nero
Japanese: kurokakkou
Japanese: クロカッコウ
Scientific: Clamator cafer, Cuculus cafer, Cuculus cafer jacksoni, Cuculus caroli, Cuculus clamosus, Cuculus clamosus clamosus, Cuculus gabonensis, Cuculus jacksoni
Lithuanian: Juodoji gegutė
Dutch: Zwarte Koekoek
Norwegian Nynorsk: Svartgauk
Norwegian: Svartgjøk
Polish: Kukułka czaran, kukulka czarna, kukułka czarna
Portuguese: Cuco-preto
Russian: Чёрная кукушка
Slovak: kukučka tmavá
Serbian: Crna kukavica
Sotho, Southern: Tetsa-kolilo
Swedish: Kaffergök, svartgök
Swahili: Kekeo Mweusi
Ukrainian: Зозуля чорна
Xhosa: Unomntanofayo
Chinese: 黑杜鹃
Chinese (Traditional): 黑杜鵑
Zulu: iNdodosibona

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