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Crested Coua

Coua cristata (Linnaeus, 1766)

The crested coua is a common medium sized bird member of the cuckoo family, Cuculidae. It is endemic to Madagascar, mainly found in the coastal regions of the island. The crested coua is a weak flyer, so it will often be observed hopping from branch to branch in high canopies. It is distinguished mainly by its greenish-grey back, its prominent grey head crest, rufous-coloured breast, white abdomen and bright turquoise and blue patches of bare skin around the eyes.  Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Cuculiformes
Family:
  Cuculidae
Genus:
   Coua
Scientific:
  Coua cristata


Original description

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1766)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.12 p.171

Protonym:
  Cuculus cristatus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/445296


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  FCAB43238B5B65A1

Avibase ID:
  avibase-FCAB4323

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/FCAB4323


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554744

Geographic range:

  • Coua cristata cristata: northern and eastern Madagascar (south in the west to Mahajanga, and in the east to near Farafanga)
  • Coua cristata dumonti: west central Madagascar (Mahajanga to south to Morondava), broadly intergrading with pyropyga between the Tsiribihina and Mangoky Rivers)
  • Coua cristata pyropyga: southwestern and southern Madagascar (from the Mangoky River and Morondava east to the just west of Tolagnaro in the western slopes of the Anosyenne Mountains and southeast along the coast)
  • Coua cristata maxima: status uncertain; known from a single specimen from southeastern Madagascar (Tolagnaro)
English:
Crested Coua
Catalan:
Coua crestat septentrional
Czech:
kukalka chocholatá
Danish:
Toppet Silkegøg
German:
Schopfseidenkuckuck
Spanish:
Cúa Crestado
Spanish (Spain):
Cúa Crestado
Finnish:
töyhtökuku
French:
Coua huppé
Croatian:
kukmasta kua
Hungarian:
kontyos selyemkakukk
Icelandic:
Toppgaukur
Italian:
Cua crestato
Japanese (romaji):
kanmurijikakkou
Japanese:
カンムリジカッコウ
Lithuanian:
Kuoduotoji madagaskarinė gegutė
Dutch:
Kuifcoua
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Toppkoa
Norwegian:
Toppkoa
Polish:
kuja czubata
Portuguese:
cua-de-poupa
Russian:
Хохлатая тивука
Slovak:
koa chochlatá
Serbian:
Ćubasta kua
Swedish:
tofskoua
Ukrainian:
Коуа чубатий
Chinese:
凤头马岛鹃
Chinese (Traditional):
鳳頭馬島鵑


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Crested Coua ( Coua cristata) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Crested Coua ( Coua cristata) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Crested Coua ( Coua cristata) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Crested Coua ( Coua cristata) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Crested Coua ( Coua cristata) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Crested Coua ( Coua cristata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Crested Coua ( Coua cristata) [version 1]
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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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Crested Coua ( Coua cristata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Crested Coua ( Coua cristata) [version 1]
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):
Crested Coua ( Coua cristata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Crested Coua ( Coua cristata) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Coua huppé ( Coua cristata) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Coua huppé ( Coua cristata) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Crested Coua ( Coua cristata) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Crested Coua ( Coua cristata) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Crested Coua ( Coua cristata) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Crested Coua ( Coua cristata) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Crested Coua ( Coua cristata) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Crested Coua ( Coua cristata) [version 1]
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:
Crested Coua ( Coua cristata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Crested Madagascar Coucal ( Coua cristata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Crested Madagascar Coucal ( Coua cristata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Crested Coua ( Coua cristata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Crested Coua ( Coua cristata) [version 1]
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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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:
Crested Coua ( Coua cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Crested Coua ( Coua cristata) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Crested Coua ( Coua cristata) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Coua cristata [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Coua cristata [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Coua cristata [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Crested Coua ( Coua cristata) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Crested Coua ( Coua cristata) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Crested Coua ( Coua cristata) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Crested Coua ( Coua cristata) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Coua cristata [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Coua cristata [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Coua crestat septentrional
Czech: Kukal korunkatý, kukalka chocholatá
Danish: Toppet Silkegøg
German: Schopfseidenkuckuck, Spitzschopfcoua, Spitzschopf-Seidenkuckuck
English: Crested Coua, Crested Madagascar Coucal
English, HBW: Crested/Chestnut-vented Coua
English (IOC): Crested Coua
English (United States): Crested Coua
Spanish: Cúa Crestada, Cúa Crestado
Spanish (Spain): Cúa Crestado
Spanish (HBW): Crested Coua
Estonian: tutt-siidkägu
Finnish: Töyhtökuku
French: Coua huppé
Croatian: kukmasta kua
Hungarian: kontyos selyemkakukk
Icelandic: Toppgaukur
Italian: Coua dalla cresta, Cua crestato
Japanese (romaji): kammurijikakkou, kanmurijikakkou
Japanese: カンムリジカッコウ, カンムリヂカッコウ
Scientific: Coua cristata, Coua cristata cristata, Cuculus cristatus
Lithuanian: Kuoduotoji madagaskarinė gegutė
Malagasy: Abosanga, Tivoka, Tokambolo, Tsikokofotsy, Tsiloko, tsipara
Dutch: Kuifcoua
Norwegian Nynorsk: Toppkoa
Norwegian: Toppkoa
Polish: kuja czubata
Portuguese: cua-de-poupa
Portuguese (Portugal): cua-de-poupa
Russian: Хохлатая мадагаскарская кукушка, Хохлатая тивука
Slovak: koa chochlatá
Serbian: Ćubasta kua
Swedish: Tofscoua, tofskoua
Turkish: Tepeli kua
Ukrainian: Коуа чубатий
Chinese: 凤头马岛鹃
Chinese (Traditional): 鳳頭馬島鵑

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