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NAMES >> Index >>Hoatzin, turacos, cuckoos

IOC English NameScientific NameRangeComments
       
 
ORDER OPISTHOCOMIFORMES
   
       
Hoatzin (1)
Family Opisthocomidae
   
Hoatzin Opisthocomus hoazin  (Statius Müller, 1776) SA : Amazonia  
       
 
ORDER MUSOPHAGIFORMES
   
       
Turacos (23)
Family Musophagidae
   
Great Blue Turaco Corythaeola cristata  (Vieillot, 1816) AF : c, w  
Guinea Turaco Tauraco persa  (Linnaeus, 1758) AF : wc, w  
        T. p. buffoni  (Vieillot, 1819) Senegal and Gambia to Liberia  
        T. p. persa  (Linnaeus, 1758) Ivory Coast to Cameroon  
        T. p. zenkeri  Reichenow, 1896 s Cameroon to n Angola and nw DR Congo  
Livingstone's Turaco Tauraco livingstonii  Gray, GR, 1864 AF : se  
        T. l. reichenowi  (Fischer, GA, 1880) highlands of Tanzania  
        T. l. cabanisi  (Reichenow, 1883) coastal Tanzania to Mozambique and e South Africa  
        T. l. livingstonii  Gray, GR, 1864 Malawi to n Mozambique and e Zimbabwe  
Schalow's Turaco Tauraco schalowi  (Reichenow, 1891) AF : sc  
Knysna Turaco Tauraco corythaix  (Wagler, 1827) AF : se  
        T. c. phoebus  Neumann, 1907 nw Swaziland and Transvaal Province of South Africa  
        T. c. corythaix  (Wagler, 1827) se South Africa  
Black-billed Turaco Tauraco schuettii  (Cabanis, 1879) AF : c  
        T. s. emini  Reichenow, 1893 e DR Congo to se Sudan, w Kenya and Uganda  
        T. s. schuettii  (Cabanis, 1879) w and n DR Congo to n Angola  
Fischer's Turaco Tauraco fischeri  (Reichenow, 1878) AF : e  
        T. f. fischeri  (Reichenow, 1878) s Somalia to ne Tanzania  
        T. f. zanzibaricus  Pakenham, 1938 Zanzibar (off Tanzania)  
Yellow-billed Turaco Tauraco macrorhynchus  (Fraser, 1839) AF : wc, w  
        T. m. macrorhynchus  (Fraser, 1839) Sierra Leone to Ghana  
        T. m. verreauxii  (Schlegel, 1854) Nigeria to DR Congo and n Angola, Bioko I.  
White-crested Turaco Tauraco leucolophus  (Heuglin, 1855) AF : c  
Bannerman's Turaco Tauraco bannermani  (Bates, 1923) AF : nw Cameroon  
Red-crested Turaco Tauraco erythrolophus  (Vieillot, 1819) AF : Angola  
Hartlaub's Turaco Tauraco hartlaubi  (Fischer, GA & Reichenow, 1884) AF : e  
White-cheeked Turaco Tauraco leucotis  (Rüppell, 1835) AF : ne  
        T. l. leucotis  (Rüppell, 1835) se Sudan. Eritrea, w Ethiopia  
        T. l. donaldsoni  Sharpe, 1895 c Ethiopia highlands  
Ruspoli's Turaco Tauraco ruspolii  Salvadori, 1896 AF : s Ethiopia  
Purple-crested Turaco Tauraco porphyreolophus  (Vigors, 1831) AF : se  
        T. p. chlorochlamys  (Shelley, 1881) se Kenya to n Mozambigue and Malawi  
        T. p. porphyreolophus  (Vigors, 1831) Zimbabwe and Mozambique to ne South Africa  
Ruwenzori Turaco Ruwenzorornis johnstoni  (Sharpe, 1901) AF : c  
        R. j. johnstoni  (Sharpe, 1901) ne DR Congo, w Uganda  
        R. j. kivuensis  Neumann, 1908 e DR Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and sw Uganda  
        R. j. bredoi  Verheyen, 1947 Mt. Kabobo (e DR Congo)  
Violet Turaco Musophaga violacea  Isert, 1788 AF : c, w  
Ross's Turaco Musophaga rossae  Gould, 1852 AF : c, sc  
Grey Go-away-bird Corythaixoides concolor  (Smith, A, 1833) AF : s  
        C. c. molybdophanes  Clancey, 1964 ne Angola to s Tanzania, n Malawi and n Mozambique  
        C. c. pallidiceps  Neumann, 1899 w Angola to c Namibia  
        C. c. bechuanae  Roberts, 1932 s Angola and ne Namibia to Zimbabwe and n South Africa  
        C. c. concolor  (Smith, A, 1833) s Malawi and c Mozambique to e South Africa  
Bare-faced Go-away-bird Corythaixoides personatus  (Rüppell, 1842) AF : e  
        C. p. personatus  (Rüppell, 1842) Ethiopian Rift Valley  
        C. p. leopoldi  (Shelley, 1881) s Uganda, sw Kenya and Tanzania to Malawi and Zambia  
White-bellied Go-away-bird Corythaixoides leucogaster  (Rüppell, 1842) AF : e  
Western Plantain-eater Crinifer piscator  (Boddaert, 1783) AF : w, c  
Eastern Plantain-eater Crinifer zonurus  (Rüppell, 1835) AF : ne, ec  
       
 
ORDER CUCULIFORMES
   
       
Cuckoos (149)
Family Cuculidae
   
Guira Cuckoo Guira guira  (Gmelin, JF, 1788) SA : e, se  
Greater Ani Crotophaga major  Gmelin, JF, 1788 LA : e Panama to n Argentina  
Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani  Linnaeus, 1758 NA, LA : s Florida to n Argentina  
Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris  Swainson, 1827 LA : Mexico to Guyana and nw Argentina  
        C. s. sulcirostris  Swainson, 1827 Mexico to Guyana and nw Argentina  
        C. s. pallidula †  Bangs & Penard, TE, 1921 s Baja California  EXTINCT :
Striped Cuckoo Tapera naevia  (Linnaeus, 1766) LA : s Mexico to n Argentina  
        T. n. excellens  (Sclater, PL, 1858) s Mexico to Panama  
        T. n. naevia  (Linnaeus, 1766) n South America through Brazil and Bolivia to n Argentina  
Pheasant Cuckoo Dromococcyx phasianellus  (von Spix, 1824) LA : s Mexico to n Argentina  
Pavonine Cuckoo Dromococcyx pavoninus  Pelzeln, 1870 SA : Guyana to n Argentina  
Lesser Ground Cuckoo Morococcyx erythropygus  (Lesson, 1842) MA : w Mexico to nw Costa Rica  
        M. e. mexicanus  Ridgway, 1915 sw and s Mexico  
        M. e. erythropygus  (Lesson, 1842) s Mexico to nw Costa Rica  
Greater Roadrunner Geococcyx californianus  (Lesson, 1829) NA, MA : sw USA, Mexico  
Lesser Roadrunner Geococcyx velox  (Wagner, 1836) MA : w Mexico to Nicaragua  
Rufous-vented Ground Cuckoo Neomorphus geoffroyi  (Temminck, 1820) LA : Nicaragua to Colombia, s Brazil  
        N. g. salvini  Sclater, PL, 1866 Nicaragua to w Colombia  
        N. g. aequatorialis  Chapman, 1923 se Colombia to n Peru  
        N. g. australis  Carriker, 1935 s Peru, nw Bolivia  
        N. g. geoffroyi  (Temminck, 1820) Para (nc Brazil s of the Amazon)  
        N. g. maximiliani  Pinto, 1962 Bahia (e Brazil)  
        N. g. dulcis  Snethlage, E, 1927 se Brazil  
Scaled Ground Cuckoo Neomorphus squamiger  Todd, 1925 SA : Brazil, s Amazon PL : Neomorphus squamiger is probably a subspecies of N. geoffroyi (Payne 2005); SACC needs proposal to lump
Banded Ground Cuckoo Neomorphus radiolosus  Sclater, PL & Salvin, 1878 SA : sw Colombia, nw Ecuador  
Rufous-winged Ground Cuckoo Neomorphus rufipennis  (Gray, GR, 1849) SA : ne  
Red-billed Ground Cuckoo Neomorphus pucheranii  (Deville, 1851) SA : w Amazonia  
        N. p. pucheranii  (Deville, 1851) ne Peru and w Brazil n of the Amazon  
        N. p. lepidophanes  Todd, 1925 e Peru and w Brazil s of the Amazon  
Buff-headed Coucal Centropus milo  Gould, 1856 AU : Solomon Islands  
        C. m. albidiventris  Rothschild, 1904 c Solomon Is.  
        C. m. milo  Gould, 1856 Guadalcanal and Florida Is. (s Solomon Is.)  
White-necked Coucal Centropus ateralbus  Lesson, 1826 AU : Bismarck Archipelago ENG : Change English name of Centropus ateralbus to White-necked Coucal (Gregory 2009)
Ivory-billed Coucal Centropus menbeki  Lesson & Garnot, 1828 AU : New Guinea  
        C. m. menbeki  Lesson & Garnot, 1828 w Papuan islands, Yapen and Numfor Is., New Guinea  
        C. m. aruensis  (Salvadori, 1878) Aru Is.  
Biak Coucal Centropus chalybeus  (Salvadori, 1876) AU : Biak Island  
Rufous Coucal Centropus unirufus  (Cabanis & Heine, 1863) OR : Philippines  
Green-billed Coucal Centropus chlororhynchos  Blyth, 1849 OR : Sri Lanka  
Black-faced Coucal Centropus melanops  Lesson, 1830 OR : Philippines  
Black-hooded Coucal Centropus steerii  Bourns & Worcester, 1894 OR : Philippines  
Short-toed Coucal Centropus rectunguis  Strickland, 1847 OR : Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo  
Bay Coucal Centropus celebensis  Quoy & Gaimard, 1832 AU : Sulawesi  
        C. c. celebensis  Quoy & Gaimard, 1832 n Sulawesi, Togian Is.  
        C. c. rufescens  (Meyer, AB & Wiglesworth, 1896) c, s, and e Sulawesi, islands off se coast  
Gabon Coucal Centropus anselli  Sharpe, 1874 AF : wc  
Black-throated Coucal Centropus leucogaster  (Leach, 1814) AF : w, c TAX : Neumann‘s Coucal Centropus neumanni is conspecific with Black-throated Coucal C. leucogaster (Payne 2005)
        C. l. leucogaster  (Leach, 1814) s Senegal and Guinea-Bissau to se Nigeria  
        C. l. efulenensis  Sharpe, 1904 sw Cameroon and Gabon  
        C. l. neumanni  Alexander, 1908 ne DR Congo  
Senegal Coucal Centropus senegalensis  (Linnaeus, 1766) AF : widespread  
        C. s. aegyptius  (Gmelin, JF, 1788) s Egypt  
        C. s. senegalensis  (Linnaeus, 1766) Senegal and Gambia to Eritrea, south to nw Angola, sc DR Congo and Uganda  
        C. s. flecki  Reichenow, 1893 e Angola to ne Namibia and sw Tanzania, south to Malawi and Zimbabwe  
Blue-headed Coucal Centropus monachus  Rüppell, 1837 AF : ne, c, w  
        C. m. occidentalis  Neumann, 1908 Gabon  
        C. m. fischeri  Reichenow, 1887 Ivory Coast to s Sudan, w Kenya and n Angola  
        C. m. monachus  Rüppell, 1837 Ethiopia to c Kenya  
Coppery-tailed Coucal Centropus cupreicaudus  Reichenow, 1896 AF : sc  
White-browed Coucal Centropus superciliosus  Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1829 AF : e, sc, also sw Arabian Peninsula  
        C. s. sokotrae  Grant, 1915 sw Arabia, Socotra I.  
        C. s. superciliosus  Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1829 e Sudan to w Somalia, n, c and e Kenya, ne Uganda and ne Tanzania  
        C. s. loandae  Grant, 1915 Uganda and sw Kenya to n Zimbabwe, Botswana and Angola  
Burchell's Coucal Centropus burchellii  Swainson, 1838 AF : se, s AS : Reinstate Burchell‘s Coucal to align v2.7 with Roberts VII, cf Payne 2005
        C. b. fasciipygialis  Reichenow, 1898 e Tanzania to E Zimbabwe and Mozambique  
        C. b. burchellii  Swainson, 1838 e Botswana to s Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa  
Sunda Coucal Centropus nigrorufus  (Cuvier, 1816) OR : Java  
Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis  (Stephens, 1815) OR : widespread  
        C. s. sinensis  (Stephens, 1815) Pakistan through n India to se China  
        C. s. parroti  Stresemann, 1913 c and s India, Sri Lanka  
        C. s. intermedius  (Hume, 1873) Bangladesh and Burma to s Thailand, Indochina and Malay Pen.  
        C. s. bubutus  Horsfield, 1821 Greater Sundas to sw Philippines  
        C. s. anonymus  Stresemann, 1913 s Philippines  
        C. s. kangeangensis  Vorderman, 1893 Kangean Is. (Java Sea)  
Malagasy Coucal Centropus toulou  (Statius Müller, 1776) AF : Madagascar region  
        C. t. toulou  (Statius Müller, 1776) Madagascar  
        C. t. insularis  Ridgway, 1894 Aldabra I.  
        C. t. assumptionis † Nicoll, 1906 Assumption I. (Seychelles)  
Goliath Coucal Centropus goliath  Bonaparte, 1850 AU : n Moluccas  
Black Coucal Centropus grillii  Hartlaub, 1861 AF : widespread  
Philippine Coucal Centropus viridis  (Scopoli, 1786) OR : Philippines  
        C. v. major  Parkes & Niles, 1988 Babuyanes Is. (n Philippines)  
        C. v. viridis  (Scopoli, 1786) widespread  
        C. v. mindorensis  (Steere, 1890) Mindoro and Semirara Is. (nc Phgilippines)  
        C. v. carpenteri  Mearns, 1907 Batanes Is. (n Philippines)  
Lesser Coucal Centropus bengalensis  (Gmelin, JF, 1788) OR : widespread  
        C. b. bengalensis  (Gmelin, JF, 1788) India and Nepal to Burma, Thailand and Indochina  
        C. b. lignator  Swinhoe, 1861 s and se China, Hainan, Taiwan  
        C. b. javanensis  Dumont, 1818 Malay Pen. to Sumatra, Java, Borneo and the Palawan and Sulu Is. (Philippines)  
        C. b. philippinensis  Mees, 1971 Philippines ( except Palawan and Sulu Is.)  
        C. b. sarasinorum  Stresemann, 1912 Sulawsi and Lesser Sundas  
        C. b. medius  Bonaparte, 1850 Moluccas  
Violaceous Coucal Centropus violaceus  Quoy & Gaimard, 1830 AU : Bismarck Archipelago ENG : Change English name of Centropus violaceus to Violaceous Coucal (Gregory 2009)
Black-billed Coucal Centropus bernsteini  Schlegel, 1866 AU : New Guinea  
Pheasant Coucal Centropus phasianinus  (Latham, 1801) AU : Lesser Sundas, New Guinea, Australia TAX : Kai Coucal Centropus spilopterus is conspecific with Pheasant Coucal C. phasianinus (Payne 2005, Collar 2007)
        C. p. spilopterus  Gray, GR, 1858 Kai Is. (se Moluccas)  
        C. p. mui  Mason & McKean, 1984 Timor (e Lesser Sundas)  
        C. p. propinquus  Mayr, 1937 n New Guinea  
        C. p. nigricans  (Salvadori, 1876) se New Guinea and nearby islands  
        C. p. thierfelderi  Stresemann, 1927 s New Guinea and islands in the Torres Strait  
        C. p. melanurus  Gould, 1847 n and nw Australia  
        C. p. phasianinus  (Latham, 1801) e Australia  
Andaman Coucal Centropus andamanensis  Beavan, 1867 OR : Andaman Islands  
Bornean Ground Cuckoo Carpococcyx radiceus  (Temminck, 1832) OR : Borneo  
Sumatran Ground Cuckoo Carpococcyx viridis  Salvadori, 1879 OR : Sumatra  
Coral-billed Ground Cuckoo Carpococcyx renauldi  Oustalet, 1896 OR : Southeast Asia  
Snail-eating Coua Coua  delalandei †  (Temminck, 1827) AF : Madagascar EXTINCT :
Crested Coua Coua cristata  (Linnaeus, 1766) AF : Madagascar  
        C. c. cristata  (Linnaeus, 1766) n and e Madagascar  
        C. c. dumonti  Delacour, 1931 wc Madagascar  
        C. c. pyropyga  Grandidier, A, 1867 sw Madagascar  
        C. c. maxima  Milon, 1950 se Madagascar  
Verreaux's Coua Coua verreauxi  Grandidier, A, 1867 AF : Madagascar  
Blue Coua Coua caerulea  (Linnaeus, 1766) AF : Madagascar  
Red-capped Coua Coua ruficeps  Gray, GR, 1846 AF : Madagascar  
        C. r. ruficeps  Gray, GR, 1846 nw Madagascar  
        C. r. olivaceiceps  (Sharpe, 1873) sw Madagascar  
Red-fronted Coua Coua reynaudii  Pucheran, 1845 AF : Madagascar  
Coquerel's Coua Coua coquereli  Grandidier, A, 1867 AF : Madagascar  
Running Coua Coua cursor  Grandidier, A, 1867 AF : Madagascar  
Giant Coua Coua gigas  (Boddaert, 1783) AF : Madagascar  
Red-breasted Coua Coua serriana  Pucheran, 1845 AF : Madagascar  
Raffles's Malkoha Rhinortha chlorophaea  (Raffles, 1822) OR : Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo  
Blue Malkoha Ceuthmochares aereus  (Vieillot, 1817) AF : w, c ENG : Change English name of Ceuthmochares aereus from Green Malkoha to Blue Malkoha with split of C. australis
        C. a. flavirostris  (Swainson, 1837) Gambia to sw Nigeria  
        C. a. aereus  (Vieillot, 1817) se Nigeria to w Kenya, n Zambia and Angola, Bioko I.  
Green Malkoha Ceuthmochares australis  Sharpe, 1873 AF : e, se AS : Ceuthmochares australis is split from C. aereus (Payne 2005) as Green Malkoha (Roberts, 7th ed)
Sirkeer Malkoha Taccocua leschenaultii  Lesson, 1830 OR : Pakistan, India  
        T. l. sirkee  (Gray, JE, 1831) Pakistan, nw India  
        T. l. infuscata  Blyth, 1845 c and e Himalayan foothills to ne India  
        T. l. leschenaultii  Lesson, 1830 s India, Sri Lanka  
Red-billed Malkoha Zanclostomus javanicus  (Horsfield, 1821) OR : Malay Peninsula, Greater Sundas  
        Z. j. pallidus  Robinson & Kloss, 1921 Malay Pen., Sumatra and Borneo  
        Z. j. javanicus  (Horsfield, 1821) Java  
Yellow-billed Malkoha Rhamphococcyx calyorhynchus  (Temminck, 1825) AU : Sulawesi  
        R. c. calyorhynchus  (Temminck, 1825) n, e and se Sulawesi, Togian Is.  
        R. c. meridionalis  Meyer, AB & Wiglesworth, 1896 c and s Sulawesi  
        R. c. rufiloris  (Hartert, 1903) Butung I. (off Sulawesi)  
Chestnut-breasted Malkoha Phaenicophaeus curvirostris  (Shaw, 1810) OR : Malay Peninsula, Greater Sundas  
        P. c. singularis  (Parrot, 1907) s Burma to Sumatra  
        P. c. oeneicaudus  Verreaux, J & Verreaux, E, 1855 Mentawai Is. (off sw Sumatra)  
        P. c. curvirostris  (Shaw, 1810) w and c Java  
        P. c. deningeri  Stresemann, 1913 e Java and Bali  
        P. c. microrhinus  von Berlepsch, 1895 Borneo and Bangka I.  
        P. c. harringtoni  (Sharpe, 1877) s Philippines  
Red-faced Malkoha Phaenicophaeus pyrrhocephalus  (Pennant, 1769) OR : Sri Lanka  
Chestnut-bellied Malkoha Phaenicophaeus sumatranus  (Raffles, 1822) OR : Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo  
Blue-faced Malkoha Phaenicophaeus viridirostris  (Jerdon, 1840) OR : s India, Sri Lanka  
Black-bellied Malkoha Phaenicophaeus diardi  (Lesson, 1830) OR : Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo  
        P. d. diardi  (Lesson, 1830) s Burma and s Thailand, Malay Pen. and Sumatra  
        P. d. borneensis  (Salvadori, 1874) Borneo  
Green-billed Malkoha Phaenicophaeus tristis  (Lesson, 1830) OR : n India through Sumatra  
        P. t. tristis  (Lesson, 1830) n India through Sumatra  
        P. t. kangeangensis  (Vorderman, 1893) Kangean Is. (n of Bali in the Java Sea)  
Rough-crested Malkoha Dasylophus superciliosus  (Dumont, 1823) OR : Philippines  
        D. s. cagayanensis  (Rand & Rabor, 1967) Cagayan Province (ne Luzon)  
        D. s. superciliosus  (Dumont, 1823) Luzon south of Cagayan Province  
Scale-feathered Malkoha Dasylophus cumingi  (Fraser, 1839) OR : Philippines  
Chestnut-winged Cuckoo Clamator coromandus  (Linnaeus, 1766) OR : widespread  
Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius  (Linnaeus, 1758) AF, EU : s Europe through AF  
Levaillant's Cuckoo Clamator levaillantii  (Swainson, 1829) AF : widespread  
Jacobin Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus  (Boddaert, 1783) AF, OR : widespread in AF, India to Burma  
        C. j. serratus  (Sparrman, 1786) South Africa, s Zambia  
        C. j. pica  (Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1833) Africa south of the Sahara to n Zambia and Malawi, nw India to Nepal and Burma  
        C. j. jacobinus  (Boddaert, 1783) s India, Sri Lanka, s Burma  
Little Cuckoo Coccycua minuta  (Vieillot, 1817) LA : e Panama to ne Brazil and n Bolivia  
        C. m. gracilis  Heine, 1863 e Panama to n Bolivia  
        C. m. minuta  (Vieillot, 1817) e Colombia to the Guianas, Brazil and Amazonian Peru  
Dwarf Cuckoo Coccycua pumila  (Strickland, 1852) SA : n  
Ash-colored Cuckoo Coccycua cinerea  (Vieillot, 1817) SA : c, se  
Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana  (Linnaeus, 1766) LA : widespread  
        P. c. mexicana  (Swainson, 1827) w Mexico  
        P. c. thermophila  Sclater, PL, 1860 e Mexico to Panama and nw Colombia  
        P. c. nigricrissa  (Cabanis, 1862) w Colombia to c Peru and n Bolivia  
        P. c. mehleri  Bonaparte, 1850 ne Colombia, n Venezuela  
        P. c. mesura  (Cabanis & Heine, 1863) e Colombia, e Ecuador  
        P. c. circe  Bonaparte, 1850 w Venezuela  
        P. c. cayana  (Linnaeus, 1766) e and s Venezuela to the Guianas and n Brazil  
        P. c. insulana  Hellmayr, 1906 Trinidad  
        P. c. obscura  Snethlage, E, 1908 Rio Juru´┐Ż to Rio Tapajós (c Brazil s of the Amazon)  
        P. c. hellmayri  Pinto, 1938 Rio Tapajós to the Amazon delta (ne Brazil s of the Amazon)  
        P. c. pallescens  (Cabanis & Heine, 1863) e Brazil  
        P. c. cabanisi  Allen, JA, 1893 sc Brazil  
        P. c. macroura  Gambel, 1849 se Brazil to Paraguay, ne Argentina and Uruguay  
        P. c. mogenseni  Peters, JL, 1926 s Bolivia, nw Argentina  
Black-bellied Cuckoo Piaya melanogaster  (Vieillot, 1817) SA : n, Amazonia  
Dark-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus melacoryphus  Vieillot, 1817 SA : widespread  TAX : Treated as monotypic (Dickinson, 2003).
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus  (Linnaeus, 1758) NA, MA : s Canada to n Mexico and West Indies  
Pearly-breasted Cuckoo Coccyzus euleri  Cabanis, 1873 SA : n, ne, e  TAX : Treated as monotypic (Payne, 1997).
Mangrove Cuckoo Coccyzus minor  (Gmelin, JF, 1788) NA, LA : s Florida, Caribbean, MA to ne Brazil  
Cocos Cuckoo Coccyzus ferrugineus  Gould, 1843 MA : Isla del Cocos  
Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus  (Wilson, A, 1811) NA : c, e  
Grey-capped Cuckoo Coccyzus lansbergi  Bonaparte, 1850 SA : n  
Chestnut-bellied Cuckoo Coccyzus pluvialis  (Gmelin, JF, 1788) NA : Jamaica  
Bay-breasted Cuckoo Coccyzus rufigularis  Hartlaub, 1852 NA : Hispaniola  
Jamaican Lizard Cuckoo Coccyzus vetula  (Linnaeus, 1758) NA : Jamaica  
Great Lizard Cuckoo Coccyzus merlini  (d'Orbigny, 1839) NA : Bahamas, Cuba  
        C. m. bahamensis  (Bryant, H, 1864) Bahamas  
        C. m. santamariae  (Garrido, 1971) islands off nc Cuba  
        C. m. merlini  (d'Orbigny, 1839) Cuba  
        C. m. decolor  (Bangs & Zappey, 1905) Isle of Pines  
Puerto Rican Lizard Cuckoo Coccyzus vieilloti  (Bonaparte, 1850) NA : Puerto Rico  
Hispaniolan Lizard Cuckoo Coccyzus longirostris  (Hermann, 1783) NA : Hispaniola  
        C. l. petersi  (Richmond & Swales, 1924) La Mahotiere and Gonáve Is. (off w Haiti)  
        C. l. longirostris  (Hermann, 1783) Hispaniola, S?ona I.  
Thick-billed Cuckoo Pachycoccyx audeberti  (Schlegel, 1879) AF : w, wc, se AF, also Madagascar  
        P. a. brazzae  (Oustalet, 1886) Guinea to Cameroon and w DR Congo  
        P. a. validus  (Reichenow, 1879) e DR Congo to se Kenya, Mozambique and South Africa  
        P. a. audeberti  (Schlegel, 1879) Madagascar  
Dwarf Koel Microdynamis parva  (Salvadori, 1876) AU : New Guinea  
        M. p. grisescens  Mayr & Rand, 1936 nc and ne New Guinea  
        M. p. parva  (Salvadori, 1876) s New Guinea, D'Entrecasteaux Arch.  
Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopaceus  (Linnaeus, 1758) OR : widespread, also Lesser Sundas  
        E. s. scolopaceus  (Linnaeus, 1758) Nepal, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Laccadives and Maldives  
        E. s. chinensis  Cabanis & Heine, 1863 s China, Indochina  
        E. s. harterti  Ingram, W, 1912 Hainan (off se China)  
        E. s. malayanus  Cabanis & Heine, 1863 ne India and Bangladesh to Sumatra, Borneo and w Lesser Sundas  
        E. s. mindanensis  (Linnaeus, 1766) Palawan and the Philippines to the n Moluccas  
Black-billed Koel Eudynamys melanorhynchus  Müller, S, 1843 AU : Sulawesi, Sula Islands.  
Pacific Koel Eudynamys orientalis  (Linnaeus, 1766) AU : s Moluccas to n, e Australia.  
        E. o. orientalis  (Linnaeus, 1766) s Moluccas  
        E. o. picatus  Müller, S, 1843 Sumba to Timor and Kai Is. TAX : E. o. picatus Müller, S, 1843 has precedence over E. o. everetti Hartert, 1900 to which this form was formerly assigned.
        E. o. rufiventer  (Lesson, 1830) New Guinea  
        E. o. minimus  van Oort, 1911 sw New Guinea  
        E. o. hybrida  Diamond, 2002 Long I. (off ne New Guinea)  
        E. o. salvadorii  Hartert, 1900 Bismarck Arch.  
        E. o. alberti  Rothschild & Hartert, 1907 Solomon Is.  
        E. o. cyanocephalus  (Latham, 1801) n Queensland to s New South Wales  
        E. o. subcyanocephalus  Mathews, 1912 nw Australia to nw Queensland  
Long-tailed Cuckoo Urodynamis taitensis  (Sparrman, 1787) AU : New Zealand  
Channel-billed Cuckoo Scythrops novaehollandiae  Latham, 1790 AU : widespread  
        S. n. fordi  Mason, 1996 Sulawesi, Banggai and Tukangbesi Is.  
        S. n. novaehollandiae  Latham, 1790 n and e Australia  
        S. n. schoddei  Mason, 1996 Bismarck Arch.  
Asian Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx maculatus  (Gmelin, JF, 1788) OR : Himalayas to sc China and Malay Peninsula  
Violet Cuckoo Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus  (Horsfield, 1821) OR : Southeast Asia to Philippines  
        C. x. xanthorhynchus  (Horsfield, 1821) ne India to se Asia, Greater Sundas and Palawan  
        C. x. amethystinus  (Vigors, 1831) Philippines  
Diederik Cuckoo Chrysococcyx caprius  (Boddaert, 1783) AF : widespread, also se Arabian Peninsula  
Klaas's Cuckoo Chrysococcyx klaas  (Stephens, 1815) AF : widespread  
Yellow-throated Cuckoo Chrysococcyx flavigularis  Shelley, 1880 AF : c, w  
African Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx cupreus  (Shaw, 1792) AF : c, w  
Long-billed Cuckoo Chrysococcyx megarhynchus  (Gray, GR, 1858) AU : New Guinea  
Horsfield's Bronze Cuckoo Chrysococcyx basalis  (Horsfield, 1821) AU : Australia  
Black-eared Cuckoo Chrysococcyx osculans  (Gould, 1847) AU : Australia  
Rufous-throated Bronze Cuckoo Chrysococcyx ruficollis  (Salvadori, 1876) AU : New Guinea  
Shining Bronze Cuckoo Chrysococcyx lucidus  (Gmelin, JF, 1788) AU : widespread  
        C. l. harterti  (Mayr, 1932) Rennell and Bellona Is. (s Solomon Is.)  
        C. l. layardi  Mathews, 1912 New Caledonia, Loyalty Is., Vanuatu, Banks and Santa Cruz Is.  
        C. l. plagosus  (Latham, 1801) Australia  
        C. l. lucidus  (Gmelin, JF, 1788) New Zealand and nearby islands  
White-eared Bronze Cuckoo Chrysococcyx meyerii  Salvadori, 1874 AU : New Guinea TAX : Correct spelling of species name is meyerii (fide A. Peterson/Zoonomen, primary source verification)
Little Bronze Cuckoo Chrysococcyx minutillus  Gould, 1859 OR, AU : Southeast Asia to e Australia TAX : Little Bronze Cuckoo C. minutillus includes C.russatus, C.rufomerus and C.crassirostris (Dickinson 2003, Payne 2005, Collar 2007); further work needed to define species limits (Christidis and Boles 2008)
        C. m. peninsularis  Parker, SA, 1981 s Thailand, Malay Pen.  
        C. m. albifrons  (Junge, 1938) Sumatra, w Java  
        C. m. aheneus  (Junge, 1938) Borneo, s Philippines  
        C. m. jungei  (Stresemann, 1938) Sulawesi, Flores and Madu I.  
        C. m. rufomerus  Hartert, 1900 Lesser Sundas  
        C. m. crassirostris  (Salvadori, 1878) Moluccas and Tanimbar Is.  
        C. m. salvadorii  (Hartert & Stresemann, 1925) Tepa I. (Babar Is.)  
        C. m. misoriensis  (Salvadori, 1876) Biak I.  
        C. m. poecilurus  Gray, GR, 1862 coastal New Guinea and nearby islands, n Queensland  
        C. m. minutillus  Gould, 1859 n Australia  
        C. m. barnardi  Mathews, 1912 e Australia  
Pallid Cuckoo Cacomantis pallidus  (Latham, 1801) AU : Australia  
White-crowned Cuckoo Cacomantis leucolophus  (Müller, S, 1840) AU : New Guinea  
Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo Cacomantis castaneiventris  (Gould, 1867) AU : New Guinea, ne Australia  
        C. c. arfakianus  Salvadori, 1889 w Papuan islands, nw New Guinea  
        C. c. weiskei  Reichenow, 1900 c and e New Guinea  
        C. c. castaneiventris  (Gould, 1867) Aru Is. and Cape York Pen. (Australia)  
Fan-tailed Cuckoo Cacomantis flabelliformis  (Latham, 1801) AU : widespread  
        C. f. excitus  Rothschild & Hartert, 1907 New Guinea  
        C. f. flabelliformis  (Latham, 1801) Australia  
        C. f. pyrrophanus  (Vieillot, 1817) New Caledonia and Loyalty Is.  
        C. f. meeki  Rothschild & Hartert, 1902 Solomon Is.  
        C. f. schistaceigularis  Sharpe, 1900 Vanuatu  
        C. f. simus  (Peale, 1848) Fiji Is.  
Banded Bay Cuckoo Cacomantis sonneratii  (Latham, 1790) OR : widespread  
        C. s. sonneratii  (Latham, 1790) India and Nepal to s Indochina and the Malay Pen.  
        C. s. waiti  (Baker, ECS, 1919) Sri Lanka  
        C. s. fasciolatus  (Müller, S, 1843) Sumatra, Borneo, Palawan TAX : C. s. fasciolatus has precedence and is a valid name for this taxon. Payne 2005. 
        C. s. musicus  (Ljungh, 1803) Java  
Plaintive Cuckoo Cacomantis merulinus  (Scopoli, 1786) OR : Southeast Asia to Philippines  
        C. m. querulus  Heine, 1863 e Himalayas to s China, Indochina and Malay Pen.  
        C. m. threnodes  Cabanis & Heine, 1863 s Malay Pen., Sumatra and Borneo  
        C. m. lanceolatus  (Müller, S, 1843) Java, Sulawesi  
        C. m. merulinus  (Scopoli, 1786) Philippines  
Grey-bellied Cuckoo Cacomantis passerinus  (Vahl, 1797) OR : India  
Brush Cuckoo Cacomantis variolosus  (Vigors & Horsfield, 1827) AU : widespread, including n Moluccas  
        C. v. infaustus  Cabanis & Heine, 1863 n and e Moluccas to n and c New Guinea  SSP: Includes major, fortior, oblitus, chivae, and obiensis (Payne, 2005)
        C. v. oreophilus  Hartert, 1925 e and s New Guinea, D'Entrecasteaux Arch.  
        C. v. blandus  Rothschild & Hartert, 1914 Admiralty Is.  
        C. v. macrocercus  Stresemann, 1921 New Britain, New Ireland and Tabar Is. (Bismarck Arch.)  
        C. v. websteri  Hartert, 1898 New Hanover (Bismarck Arch.)  
        C. v. addendus  Rothschild & Hartert, 1901 Solomon Is.  
        C. v. variolosus  (Vigors & Horsfield, 1827) e n,e Australia SSP : Includes whitei and dumetorum (Payne, 2005)
Rusty-breasted Cuckoo Cacomantis sepulcralis  (Müller, S, 1843) OR : Malay Peninsula to Philippines  
        C. s. sepulcralis  (Müller, S, 1843) Malay Pen., Greater and Lesser Sundas and the Philippines  
        C. s. virescens  (Brüggemann, 1876) Sulawesi, Butung, Tukangbesi, Banggai and Sula Is.  
Moluccan Cuckoo Cacomantis aeruginosus  Salvadori, 1878 AU : Moluccas TAX : Species name of Moluccan Cuckoo changes from heinrichi to aeruginosus with the transfer of ssp aeruginosus. to this species from C. sepulcralis
        C. a. aeruginosus  Salvadori, 1878 Buru, Ambon and Seram Is. (w and c Moluccas)  
        C. a. heinrichi  Stresemann, 1931 Halmahera and Becan (n Moluccas)  
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx mechowi  Cabanis, 1882 AF : w, c  
Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx olivinus  Sassi, 1912 AF : w, c  
Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx montanus  Chapin, 1928 AF : e, se  
        C. m. montanus  Chapin, 1928 sw Uganda, e DR Congo and Rwanda  
        C. m. patulus  Friedmann, 1928 Kenya to Mozambique and s DR Congo  
Philippine Drongo-Cuckoo Surniculus velutinus  Sharpe, 1877 OR : Philippines AS : Surniculus velutinus is split from S.lugubris following Dickinson (2003) and Payne (2005)
        S. v. chalybaeus  Salomonsen, 1953 Luzon, Mindoro and Negros  
        S. v. velutinus  Sharpe, 1877 Bohol, Leyte, Samar, Mindanao and Basilan  
        S. v. suluensis  Salomonsen, 1953 Sulu Is.  
Square-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo Surniculus lugubris  (Horsfield, 1821) OR : Sri Lanka, s Thailand, Malaysia, Greater Sundas and Palawan ENG : Change English name of Surniculus lugubris to Square-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo with splits of S. dicruroides and D. musschenbroeki
        S. l. stewarti  Baker, ECS, 1920 Sri Lanka  
        S. l. brachyurus  Stresemann, 1913 s Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra, Bangka I., Borneo and sw Philippines  
        S. l. lugubris  (Horsfield, 1821) Java, Bali  
Fork-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo Surniculus dicruroides  (Hodgson, 1839) OR : Himalayas to s India, n Indochina and se China AS : Surniculus dicruroides is split from S. lugubris (Payne 2005, Collar 2007)
        S. d. dicruroides  (Hodgson, 1839) Himalayas and c and s India  
        S. d. barussarum  Oberholser, 1912 ne India, n Burma, n Thailand, n Indochina, and Yunnan, Hainan (off se China) .  
Moluccan Drongo-Cuckoo Surniculus musschenbroeki  Meyer, AB, 1878 AU : Sulawesi and Halmahera AS : Surniculus musschenbroeki is split from S. lugubris (Payne 2005, Collar 2007)
Moustached Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx vagans  (Müller, S, 1845) OR : Southeast Asia, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo  
Large Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx sparverioides  (Vigors, 1832) OR : widespread  
Dark Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx bocki  Ramsay, RGW, 1886 OR : Malay Pen, Sumatra, Borneo AS : Hierococcyx bocki is split from H. sparverioides (Payne 2005, Collar 2007)
Common Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx varius  (Vahl, 1797) OR : India to Burma  
        H. v. varius  (Vahl, 1797) India and Nepal to Bangladesh and Burma  
        H. v. ciceliae  Phillips, WWA, 1949 Sri Lanka  
Rufous Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx hyperythrus  (Gould, 1856) EU : e  
Philippine Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx pectoralis  Cabanis & Heine, 1863 OR : Philippines  
Malaysian Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx fugax  (Horsfield, 1821) OR : Southeast Asia, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo  
Hodgson's Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx nisicolor  (Blyth, 1843) OR : Nepal and e Himalayas to Myanmar, Thailand and Hainan I. s to Gr Sundas 
Black Cuckoo Cuculus clamosus  Latham, 1801 AF : widespread  
        C. c. gabonensis  Lafresnaye, 1853 Liberia to sw Ethiopia, w Kenya and nw Angola  
        C. c. clamosus  Latham, 1801 n and c Ethiopia and e and c Kenya to s Angola and South Africa  
Red-chested Cuckoo Cuculus solitarius  Stephens, 1815 AF : widespread  
Lesser Cuckoo Cuculus poliocephalus  Latham, 1790 EU : e, se  
Sulawesi Cuckoo Cuculus crassirostris  (Walden, 1872) AU : Sulawesi  
Indian Cuckoo Cuculus micropterus  Gould, 1838 OR : widespread, also e Asia  
        C. m. micropterus  Gould, 1838 India to se Siberia, ne China and se Asia  
        C. m. concretus  Müller, S, 1845 Vietnam, s Thailand and the Malay Pen., Sumatra, Java and Borneo  
Madagascan Cuckoo Cuculus rochii  Hartlaub, 1863 AF : Madagascar  
African Cuckoo Cuculus gularis  Stephens, 1815 AF : widespread  
Himalayan Cuckoo Cuculus saturatus  Blyth, 1843 OR : Himalayas to Taiwan ENG : Change English name of Cuculus saturatus from Oriental Cuckoo to Himalayan Cuckoo with splits of L.optatus and L.lepidus (King 2005, Payne 2005).
Oriental Cuckoo Cuculus optatus  Gould, 1845 EU : ne Asia AS : Cuculus optatus is split from C. saturatus (King 2005, Payne 2005); BLI and AOU recognize. Assumes English name of Oriental Cuckoo.
Sunda Cuckoo Cuculus lepidus  Müller, S, 1845 OR : se Asia, Greater Sundas, Wallacea AS : Cuculus lepidus is split from C. saturatus (King 2005, Payne 2005); BLI recognizes.
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus  Linnaeus, 1758 EU : widespread  
        C. c. canorus  Linnaeus, 1758 Europe and the Middle East to Kamchatka, Japan and n China  
        C. c. bangsi  Oberholser, 1919 Iberian Pen., Balearic Is. and nw Africa  
        C. c. subtelephonus  Zarudny, 1914 Turkmenistan to s Mongolia  
        C. c. bakeri  Hartert, 1912 w China and n India to s China and nw Thailand  
St. Helena Cuckoo Nannococcyx psix †  Olson, 1975 AO : St. Helena I. EXTINCT : Olson, 1975