Asian Lesser Cuckoo (Cuculus poliocephalus) - HBW 4, p. 555
French: Petit Coucou
Spanish: Cuco Chico
Other common names: Lesser/Small/Little Cuckoo
Taxonomy: Cuculus poliocephalus Latham, 1790, India.
Forms a superspecies with C. rochii, the two sometimes being treated as conspecific. Race C. saturatus lepidus has been placed in present species, but present evidence does not support that treatment. Monotypic.
Distribution: N Afghanistan, N Pakistan and Kashmir E through Himalayan foothills to Khasi and Naga Hills, Bangladesh and N Myanmar, and across China to Ussuriland, Korea and Japan; winters in peninsular India, Sri Lanka and E Africa.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
calling from exposed perch Locality Tangjiahe National Nature Reserve, Qingchuan County, Sichuan, China (Northern) (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 1 June 2013 18 weeks ago 40 sec 3.5
perched high, turns and calls Locality Tangjiahe National Nature Reserve, Qingchuan County, Sichuan, China (Northern) (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 1 June 2013 23 weeks ago 28 sec 3.3