Cuckoos (Cuculidae)

Levaillant's Cuckoo (Clamator levaillantii) - HBW 4, p. 547

French: Coucou de Levaillant German: Kapkuckuck 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.