WoRMS taxon details

Cuculus Linnaeus, 1758

204509  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:204509)

accepted
Genus
Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Description Size: small to medium. Plumage: most grey above, barred below; rump feathers thick, long and stiff forming a pad;...  
Description Size: small to medium. Plumage: most grey above, barred below; rump feathers thick, long and stiff forming a pad; uppertail-coverts long and pointed, reach middle of tail; wings long and pointed with 8th primary longest; tail long, graduated. Other characters: hawk-like flight; bill moderately long, broad at the base with a wide gape; nostrils round and exposed; tarsus weak and feathered. [details]
WoRMS (2018). Cuculus Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=204509 on 2018-11-14
Date
action
by
1998-07-17 10:53:12Z
created
1998-08-25 06:52:31Z
changed
Depew, Lorna
2006-07-31 06:57:06Z
changed
Camba Reu, Cibran

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original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record Fry, C.H., S. Keith & E.K. Urban (1988). The Birds of Africa, Volume III. Academic Press, London. [details]   

additional source Nomenclator Zoologicus Online. , available online at http://uio.mbl.edu/NomenclatorZoologicus/ [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From other sources
Description Size: small to medium. Plumage: most grey above, barred below; rump feathers thick, long and stiff forming a pad; uppertail-coverts long and pointed, reach middle of tail; wings long and pointed with 8th primary longest; tail long, graduated. Other characters: hawk-like flight; bill moderately long, broad at the base with a wide gape; nostrils round and exposed; tarsus weak and feathered. [details]