Levaillant's Cuckoo (Clamator levaillantii) - HBW 4, p. 547
French: Coucou de Levaillant
Spanish: Críalo Listado
Other common names: (African) Striped Cuckoo, Striped Crested Cuckoo
Taxonomy: Coccyzus levaillantii Swainson, 1829, Senegal.
Along with C. jacobinus sometimes placed in separate genus Oxylophus, owing to differences in plumage and wing shape. Formerly listed as C. cafer, but that species name was in fact applicable instead to Cuculus clamosus. Monotypic.
Distribution: Africa S of Sahara, breeding Sahel to E and S Africa. In non-breeding season ranges to C Africa and coastal W Africa.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A perched bird singing and then changing branches Locality Buhoma, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 8 September 2006 5 years ago 35 sec 4.5
An adult foraging in bushes in the forest. Locality Abuko Nature Reserve, Abuko, Western Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 1 November 2008 4 years ago 25 sec 4.3
pale phase adult in tree at dusk, moves position (there is a second bird in the background) Locality Negele Borana scrub, Negele Arsi, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 31 October 2010 2 years ago 25 sec 4
Locality Kotu Creek, Kotu, Banjul, The Gambia
Paul Cools 6 July 2012 27 weeks ago 4
On a tree
Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa
Guy Poisson 31 October 2012 22 weeks ago 3.5
Those two young birds were feeded by a Brown Babbler (Turdoides plebejus). The cuckoo is on the left.
Locality Kédougou Region, Senegal
Hervé MICHEL 1 January 2006 3 years ago 3.3
A soggy adult perched in a tree after rain.
Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa (Monotypic species)
David Beadle 14 January 2011 11 weeks ago 3
In a bush
Locality Juba, Central Equatoria State, South Sudan
Smoghead 1 August 2012 21 weeks ago 2.8