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Madagascar Cuckoo

Cuculus rochii Hartlaub, 1863

The Madagascar Cuckoo (Cuculus rochii), also known as the Madagascar Lesser Cuckoo, is a species of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family. Though it breeds only in Madagascar, it spends the non-breeding season in a number of countries in the African Great Lakes region and the Indian Ocean islands: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Madagascar, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Cuculiformes
Family:
  Cuculidae
Genus:
  Cuculus

Scientific:
  Cuculus rochii

Citation:
  Hartlaub, 1863

Reference:
  PZS(1862) Pt3 p.224

Protonym:
  Cuculus rochii

Avibase ID:
  C2E0717CFAC3E972

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/C2E0717C

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554685

Geographic range:

  • Cuculus rochii: Madagascar; winters in e Africa
English:
Madagascar Cuckoo
Czech:
kukačka madagaskarská
German:
Madagaskarkuckuck
Danish:
Madagaskargøg
Spanish:
Cuco Malgache
Finnish:
madagaskarinkäki
French:
Coucou de Madagascar
Italian:
Cuculo del Madagascar
Japanese:
madagasukaruhototogisu
Japanese:
マダガスカルホトトギス
Dutch:
Madagaskarkoekoek
Norwegian:
Madagaskargjøk
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Madagaskargauk
Polish:
kukulka popielata
Portuguese:
Cuco-malgaxe
Russian:
Мадагаскарская кукушка
Slovak:
kukučka sivá
Swedish:
madagaskargök
Ukrainian:
Зозуля мадагаскарська
Chinese:
马岛杜鹃


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Madagascar Lesser Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Madagascar Lesser Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Madagascar Lesser Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Coucou de Madagascar ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Coucou de Madagascar ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Madagascan Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Madagascan Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Madagascan Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Madagascan Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Madagascan Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Madagascan Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Madagascan Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Madagascan Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Madagascan Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Madagascar Lesser Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Madagascan Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Madagascan Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Madagascan Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Madagascan Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Madagascan Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Madagascan Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Madagascan Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Madagascan Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Madagascan Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Madagascan Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Madagascan Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Madagascan Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Madagascan Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Madagascan Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Madagascan Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Madagascan Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Madagascan Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Madagascan Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Madagascan Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Madagascan Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Cuculus poliocephalus rochii [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Cuculus poliocephalus rochii [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Madagascar Cuckoo ( Cuculus rochii) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Cuculus rochii [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Cuculus rochii [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

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

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Madagaskar Koekoek, Madagaskarkoekoek, Malgassiesekoekoek
Catalan: Cucut de Madagascar
Czech: Kukacka madagaskarská, kukačka madagaskarská
Danish: Madagaskargøg
German: Madagaskarkuckuck
English: Madagascan Cuckoo, Madagascar Cuckoo, Madagascar Lesser Cuckoo, Madagascar Little Cuckoo
English (IOC): Madagascan Cuckoo
English (Kenya): Madagascar Cuckoo
Spanish: Cuclillo Malgache, Cuco Malgache
Spanish (Spain): Cuco Malgache
Spanish (HBW): Madagascar Cuckoo
Estonian: madagaskari väikekägu
Finnish: Madagaskarinkäki
French: Coucou de Madagascar, Petit Coucou, Petit Coucou malgache
Hungarian: madagaszkári kakukk
Italian: Cuculo del Madagascar
Japanese: madagasukaruhototogisu
Japanese: マダガスカルホトトギス
Scientific: Cuculus poliocephalus rochii, Cuculus rochii, Cuculus stormsi
Lithuanian: Madagaskarinė gegutė
Malagasy: hambosanga, Kakafotra, Taotaokafo, Taotaonkafa
Dutch: Madagaskarkoekoek
Norwegian Nynorsk: Madagaskargauk
Norwegian: Madagaskargjøk
Polish: kukulka popielata, kukułka popielata
Portuguese: Cuco-malgaxe
Russian: Мадагаскарская кукушка
Slovak: kukučka sivá
Serbian: Madagaskarska kukavica
Swedish: Madagaskargök
Swahili: Kekeo Bukini
Ukrainian: Зозуля мадагаскарська
Chinese: 马岛杜鹃
Chinese (Traditional): 馬達加斯加杜鵑

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