WoRMS taxon details

Cuculus rochii Hartlaub, 1863

212681  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212681)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish
Not documented
Description Length: 26-28 cm. Plumage: dark grey above; throat grey; breast to crissum barred black and white; crissum cream; tail black...  
Description Length: 26-28 cm. Plumage: dark grey above; throat grey; breast to crissum barred black and white; crissum cream; tail black with white spotting. Immature: like but adult but more tawny with browner barring. Bare parts: iris brown; skin around eye and eyelids yellow; bill dark brown or black; feet and legs yellow. Habitat: over open ocean and coasts during migration to eastern Africa. <390><391><393> [details]
WoRMS (2018). Cuculus rochii Hartlaub, 1863. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212681 on 2018-11-19
Date
action
by
1998-07-17 10:53:12Z
created
1998-08-25 06:52:31Z
changed
Depew, Lorna
2011-04-08 06:18:06Z
checked
2011-04-27 09:01:37Z
changed

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basis of record Fry, C.H., S. Keith & E.K. Urban (1988). The Birds of Africa, Volume III. Academic Press, London. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Length: 26-28 cm. Plumage: dark grey above; throat grey; breast to crissum barred black and white; crissum cream; tail black with white spotting. Immature: like but adult but more tawny with browner barring. Bare parts: iris brown; skin around eye and eyelids yellow; bill dark brown or black; feet and legs yellow. Habitat: over open ocean and coasts during migration to eastern Africa. <390><391><393> [details]

Remark Forms a superspecies with C. poliocephalus [details]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch Madagaskarkoekoek  [details]
English Madagascar lesser cuckooMadagascar cuckoo  [details]
French coucou de Madagascar  [details]
German Madagaskarkuckuck  [details]