African Cuckoo (Cuculus gularis) - HBW 4, p. 554
French: Coucou africain
Spanish: Cuco Barbiblanco
Taxonomy: Cuculus gularis Stephens, 1815, Camdeboo, Cape Province.
Forms a superspecies with C. canorus, with which formerly considered conspecific. Monotypic.
Distribution: Senegal and Gambia through N Nigeria to Eritrea, NW Somalia and Kenya, and S to Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and E South Africa (Transvaal and Natal).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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Bird sitting on a branch
Locality Okaukuejo, Kunene Region, Namibia (Monotypic species)
Arti 19 November 2014 51 weeks ago 4.7
Locality Brufut, Western Division, The Gambia
Paul Cools 30 June 2012 3 years ago 4.6
Active and vocal in low trees next to the Okakuejo Waterhole. Came in to playback.
Locality Etosha National Park, Namibia (Monotypic species)
Charles Hesse 16 November 2010 5 years ago 4.1
Immature bird perched on a tree branch
Locality Limuru Country Club, Limuru, Kenya (Monotypic species)
James Kashangaki 22 October 2015 5 weeks ago 3.7
Locality Mburo Lake National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 16 June 2012 2 years ago 3.7
Locality Lake Burigi, Burigi Game Reserve, Kagera Region, Tanzania (Monotypic species)
buchert 25 October 2014 26 weeks ago 3.3