Cuckoos (Cuculidae)

Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo (Cercococcyx montanus) - HBW 4, p. 559

French: Coucou montagnard German: Bergkuckuck Spanish: Cuco Colilargo Montano
Other common names: Barred Cuckoo

Taxonomy: Cercococcyx montanus Chapin, 1928, Kalongi (c. 2100 m), Butahu Valley, Ruwenzori Range, Zaire.
Forms a superspecies with C. olivinus. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • montanus Chapin, 1928 - montane forests of EC Africa from Ruwenzori to L Tanganyika.
  • patulus Friedmann, 1928 - Kenya to S Zaire, Zambia, E & S Tanzania, Malawi, E Zimbabwe and Mozambique.