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Black Cuckoo

Cuculus clamosus Latham, J 1802

The black cuckoo is a species of cuckoo in the family Cuculidae. The species is distributed widely across sub-Saharan Africa. There are two subspecies. This cuckoo has a very wide range and is quite common so it is classified as a least-concern species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Cuculiformes
Family:
  Cuculidae
Genus:
   Cuculus
Scientific:
  Cuculus clamosus


Original description

Citation:
  Latham, J 1802

Reference:
   Suppl. Indicis Orn.

Imprint year:
  1801

Protonym:
  Cuculus clamosus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/33261404


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  EDB843347849158F

Avibase ID:
  avibase-EDB84334

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
Catalan:
Cucut negre
Czech:
kukačka křiklavá
Danish:
Sortgøg
German:
Schwarzkuckuck
Spanish:
Cuco Negro
Spanish (Spain):
Cuco Negro
Finnish:
mustakäki
French:
Coucou criard
Croatian:
mrka kukavica
Hungarian:
fekete kakukk
Icelandic:
Svartgaukur
Italian:
Cuculo nero
Japanese (romaji):
kurokakkou
Japanese:
クロカッコウ
Lithuanian:
Juodoji gegutė
Dutch:
Zwarte Koekoek
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Svartgauk
Norwegian:
Svartgjøk
Polish:
kukułka czarna
Portuguese:
Cuco-preto
Russian:
Чёрная кукушка
Slovak:
kukučka tmavá
Serbian:
Crna kukavica
Swedish:
svartgök
Ukrainian:
Зозуля чорна
Chinese:
黑杜鹃
Chinese (Traditional):
黑杜鵑


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:
Black Cuckoo ( Cuculus clamosus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Black Cuckoo ( Cuculus clamosus) [version 1]
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):
Black Cuckoo ( Cuculus clamosus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Black Cuckoo ( Cuculus clamosus) [version 1]
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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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Black Cuckoo ( Cuculus clamosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Black Cuckoo ( Cuculus clamosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Black Cuckoo ( Cuculus clamosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Black Cuckoo ( Cuculus clamosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
Black Cuckoo ( Cuculus clamosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Black Cuckoo ( Cuculus clamosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Black Cuckoo ( Cuculus clamosus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Black Cuckoo ( Cuculus clamosus) [version 1]
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):
Black Cuckoo ( Cuculus clamosus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
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, version 2021:
Black Cuckoo ( Cuculus clamosus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Black Cuckoo ( Cuculus cafer) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Black Cuckoo ( Cuculus clamosus) [version 1]
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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Clements, version 2019:
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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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eBird version 2019:
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eBird version 2021:
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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):
Black Cuckoo ( Cuculus clamosus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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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 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 2.3:
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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:
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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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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:
Black Cuckoo ( Cuculus clamosus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Black Cuckoo ( Cuculus clamosus) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Cuculus clamosus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Cuculus clamosus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (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, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Black Cuckoo ( Cuculus clamosus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Black Cuckoo ( Cuculus clamosus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
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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Afrikaans: Swartkoekoek
Azerbaijani: qara ququ quşu
Belarusian: Чарная зязюля
Bulgarian: Черна кукувица
Breton: Koukoug du
Catalan: Cucut negre
Czech: Kukacka cerná, kukačka křiklavá
Danish: Sortgøg
German: Schwarzkuckuck, Schwazkuckuck
Greek: Μαυρόκoυκoς
English: Black Cuckoo
English, HBW: Black Cuckoo
English (IOC): Black Cuckoo
English (Kenya): Black Cuckoo
English (United States): Black Cuckoo
Esperanto: Nigra kukolo
Spanish: Cuclillo Negro, Cuco Negro, Cucu negro
Spanish (Spain): Cuco Negro
Spanish (HBW): Black Cuckoo
Estonian: mustkägu
Finnish: Mustakäki
French: Coucou criard, Coucou de Jackson, Coucou noir
Frisian: Swarte koekoek
Irish: Cuach dhubh
Galician: Cuco preto
Croatian: mrka kukavica
Hungarian: fekete kakukk
Icelandic: Svartgaukur
Italian: Cuculo nero
Japanese (romaji): kurokakkou
Japanese: クロカッコウ
Kara-Kalpak: қара әтшөк
North Karelian: muštakäki
Kirghiz: кара күкүк
Scientific: Cuculus cafer, Cuculus cafer jacksoni, Cuculus clamosus, Cuculus clamosus clamosus, Cuculus clamosus gabonensis, Cuculus clamosus jacksoni, Cuculus gabonensis, Cuculus jacksoni
Lithuanian: Juodoji gegutė
Latvian: Melnā dzeguze
Macedonian: Црна кукавица
Dutch: Zwarte Koekoek
Norwegian Nynorsk: Svartgauk
Norwegian: Svartgjøk
Livvi (Olonets Karelian): kuurniskägöi
Polish: Kukułka czaran, kukulka czarna, kukułka czarna
Portuguese: Cuco-preto
Portuguese (Portugal): cuco-preto
Rhaeto-Romance: Cucu nair
Romanian: Cuc negru
Russian: Чёрная кукушка
Northern Sami: Čáhppesgiehka
Slovak: kukučka tmavá
Slovenian: Črna kukavica
Serbian: Crna kukavica
Sotho, Southern: Tetsa-kolilo
Swedish: Kaffergök, svartgök
Swahili: Kekeo Mweusi
Turkish: Kara guguk
Udmurt: сьӧд кикы
Ukrainian: Зозуля чорна
Uzbek: қора какку
Xhosa: Unomntanofayo
Chinese: 黑杜鹃
Chinese (Traditional): 黑杜鵑
Zulu: iNdodosibona

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