Cuculus sonneratii Latham, 1790, India. Sometimes placed in the genus Cacomantis. Five subspecies.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
French: Coucou de Sonnerat; German: Sonneratkuckuck; Spanish: Cuco Bayo.
8.7 in (22 cm), 1.3 oz (37 g). Bright rufous or bay above, barred with brown, white line under eye, tail with black band and white tip, iris yellow to brown, bill black.
Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Myanmar to southwest China, Thailand and Indochina, Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Palawan, Java.
Forests, deciduous and evergreen, secondary scrub.
Resident in most of its area, although partially migratory in areas.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Caterpillars and bugs.
Brood parasitic; nestlings evict host eggs and chicks.
Not threatened, fairly common in much of its range.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
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