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Kagu

Rhynochetos jubatus Verreaux, JP; des Murs, MAPO 1860

The kagu or cagou is a crested, long-legged, and bluish-grey bird endemic to the dense mountain forests of New Caledonia. It is the only surviving member of the genus Rhynochetos and the family Rhynochetidae, although a second species has been described from the fossil record. Measuring 55 cm in length, it has pale grey plumage and bright red legs. Its 'nasal corns' are a unique feature not shared with any other bird. Almost flightless, it spends its time on or near the ground, where it hunts its invertebrate prey, and builds a nest of sticks on the forest floor. Both parents share incubation of a single egg, as well as rearing the chick. It has proven vulnerable to introduced predators and is threatened with extinction. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Eurypygiformes
Family:
  Rhynochetidae
Genus:
   Rhynochetos
Scientific:
  Rhynochetos jubatus


Original description

Citation:
  Verreaux, JP; des Murs, MAPO 1860

Reference:
   Rev. Mag. Zool. Pure Appl. (2), 12 p.440 pl.21

Protonym:
  Rhynochetos jubatus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2264816


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  227D77FBFA6E408A

Avibase ID:
  avibase-227D77FB

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/227D77FB


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 176405


ENDANGERED

Geographic range:

  • Rhynochetos jubatus: New Caledonia
English:
Kagu
Catalan:
Kagú
Czech:
kagu chocholatý
Danish:
Kagu
German:
Kagu
Spanish:
Kagú
Spanish (Spain):
Kagú
Finnish:
kagu
French:
Kagou huppé
Croatian:
kagu
Hungarian:
kagu
Icelandic:
Kagúni
Italian:
Kagu
Japanese (romaji):
kagu-
Japanese:
カグー
Lithuanian:
Kagu
Dutch:
Kagoe
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kagu
Norwegian:
Kagu
Polish:
kagu
Portuguese:
Kagu
Russian:
Кагу
Slovak:
kagu vlasatý
Serbian:
Kagu
Swedish:
kagu
Ukrainian:
Кагу
Chinese:
鹭鹤
Chinese (Traditional):
鷺鶴


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Kagu ( Rhynochetos jubatus)
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):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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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):
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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):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Kagou huppé ( Rhynochetos jubatus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
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Clements 1st edition:
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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 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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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
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Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
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Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Rhynochetos jubatus
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Azerbaijani: kaqu
Bulgarian: Кагу
Bengali: কাগু
Bengali (transliteration): kāgu
Catalan: Kagú
Montenegrin: kagu, кагу
Montenegrin (Cyrillic): кагу
Czech: Kagu chocholatý
Danish: Kagu
German: Kagu
English: Kagu, Kagú
English, HBW: Kagu
English (IOC): Kagu
English (United States): Kagu
Esperanto: Kaguo
Spanish: Kagú
Spanish (Spain): Kagú
Spanish (HBW): Kagu
Estonian: kagu
Finnish: Kagu
French: Cagou, Kagou huppé
Croatian: kagu
Hungarian: kagu
Icelandic: Kagúni
Italian: Kagu
Japanese (romaji): kagu-, kagua
Japanese: カグア, カグー
Kara-Kalpak: кагу
Kazakh: кагу
Kirghiz: кагу
Scientific: Rhynchochetos jubatus, Rhynochetos jubata, Rhynochetos jubatus, Rhynochetos nigriceps, Rhynochetus jubata
Lithuanian: Kagu
Maltese: kagu
Dutch: Kagoe
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kagu
Norwegian: Kagu
Polish: kagu
Portuguese: Kagu
Portuguese (Portugal): kagu
Russian: Кагу
Slovak: Kagu vlasatý
Slovenian: Kagu
Serbian: Kagu
Swedish: Kagu
Turkish: Kagu
Tatar: кагу
Ukrainian: Кагу
Uzbek: кагу
Chinese: 鹭鹤
Chinese (Traditional): 鷺鶴

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