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Lesser Cuckoo
Cuculus poliocephalus Latham, 1790
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Order:
  Cuculiformes
Family:
  Cuculidae
Genus:
  Cuculus

Scientific:
  Cuculus poliocephalus

Citation:
  Latham, 1790

Reference:
  IndexOrn. 1 p.214

Protonym:
  Cuculus poliocephalus

Avibase ID:
  FF41B79FB9A5403D

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/FF41B79F

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554684

Geographic range:

  • Cuculus poliocephalus: South and east Asia; winters pen. India, Sri Lanka and e Africa
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Lesser Cuckoo
Czech:
  kukačka menší
German:
  Gackelkuckuck
Danish:
  Lille Gøg
Spanish:
  Cuco Chico
Finnish:
  pikkuhaukkakäki
French:
  Petit Coucou
Italian:
  Cuculo minore
Japanese:
  hototogisu
Japanese:
  ホトトギス
Dutch:
  Kleine Koekoek
Norwegian:
  Smågjøk
Polish:
  kukulka mala
Portuguese:
  Cuco-pequeno
Russian:
  Малая кукушка
Slovak:
  kukučka malá
Swedish:
  smågök
Chinese:
  小杜鹃


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

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

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Cuculus [poliocephalus or rochii] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Kleinkoekoek
Bengali: ছোট পাপিয়া
Catalan: Cucut menut
Czech: Kukacka menší, kukačka menší
Danish: Lille Gøg
German: Gackelkuckuck, Rötelkuckuck
English: Asian Lesser Cuckoo, Asian Little Cuckoo, Asian Small Cuckoo, Lesser Cuckoo, Little Cuckoo, Small Cuckoo
English (Kenya): Lesser Cuckoo
Spanish: Cuclillo Menor, Cuco Chico, Cuco Menor
Spanish (Spain): Cuco Chico
Estonian: väikekägu
Finnish: Pikkuhaukkakäki
French: Coucou à tête grise, Petit Coucou, Petit Coucou d'Asie
Hungarian: kis kakukk
Italian: Cuculo minore
Japanese: ayame-dori, hototogisu, imo-se-dori, kannō-chō, sanae-dori, shi-de no ta-osa, shiki, shokkon, tama-mukae-dori, tamasaka-dori, ta-osa-dori, tasogare-dori, token, to-u, uzuki-dori
Japanese: アヤメドリ, イモセドリ, ウヅキドリ, カンノウチョウ, サナエドリ, シキ, シデノタオサ, ショッコン, タオサドリ, タソガレドリ, タマサカドリ, タマムカエドリ, トウ, トケン, ホトトギス
Japanese (Kanji): 不如帰, 偶鳥, 勧農鳥, 卯月鳥, 妹背鳥, 子規, 文目鳥, 早苗鳥, 時鳥, 杜宇, 杜鵑, 死出田長, 田長鳥, 蜀魂, 郭公, 魂迎え鳥, 黄昏鳥
Korean: 두견, 두견이
Korean (Transliteration): dugyeoni
Latin: Cuculus poliocephalus, Cuculus poliocephalus poliocephalus, Multivoculus poliocephalus
Lithuanian: Mažoji gegutė
Latvian: mazā dzeguze
Malayalam: ചിന്നക്കുയിൽ
Mongolian: Хурган хөхөө, Өцүүхэн хөхөө
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠬᠣᠷᠠᠭᠠᠨ ᠬᠦᠬᠡ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠦᠴᠦᠬᠡᠨ ᠬᠦᠬᠦᠬᠡ
Mongolian (Transliteration): khurg aŋ khökhöö, ötsüükheŋ khökhöö
Dutch: Kleine Koekoek
Norwegian: Smågjøk
Polish: kukulka mala, Kukułka mała
Pinyin: diǎn-dēng zhuō gèzǎo, xiǎo dù-juān, xiǎo guōgōng
Portuguese: Cuco-pequeno
Russian: Кукушка малая, Малая кукушка
Slovak: kukučka malá
Serbian: Mala kukavica
Swedish: Smågök
Swahili: Kekeo Mdogo
Thai: นกคัคคูเล็ก
Thai (Transliteration): nók kʰák-kʰuu lék
Vietnamese: Chim Cu cu nhỏ, Cu cu nhỏ
Chinese: 小杜鵑, 小杜鹃, 小郭公, 点灯捉虼蚤
Chinese (Traditional): 小杜鵑, 小郭公, 點燈捉虼蚤
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 小杜鵑
Chinese (Taiwan): 小杜鹃

 

         

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