Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

African Cuckoo-hawk (Aviceda cuculoides) - HBW 2, p. 107

French: Baza coucou German: Kuckucksweih Spanish: Baza Africano
Other common names: (African) Cuckoo-falcon, African Baza

Taxonomy: Aviceda cuculoides Swainson, 1837, Senegal.
Forms superspecies with A. madagascariensis, and possibly also with A. jerdoni and A. subcristata. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • cuculoides Swainson, 1837 - woodland from Senegal E to SW Ethiopia and S to Nigeria and N Zaire.
  • batesi (Swann, 1920) - lowland rain forest from Sierra Leone E to E Uganda and S to N Angola.
  • verreauxii Lafresnaye, 1846 - woodland and coastal, riparian and montane forest from Kenya S to N Namibia and South Africa.

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