Madagascar Lesser Cuckoo (Cuculus rochii) - HBW 4, p. 555
French: Coucou de Madagascar
Spanish: Cuco Malgache
Other common names: Madagascar Cuckoo
Taxonomy: Cuculus rochii Hartlaub, 1863, Tamatave, Madagascar.
Forms a superspecies with C. poliocephalus, of which sometimes considered a race. Monotypic.
Distribution: Madagascar. Migrates to E Africa.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Bird calling from a prominent perch Locality Anjajavy, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar (Monotypic species)
Ian Hempstead 9 November 2011 4 years ago 12 sec 4.2
newly arrived migrant in treetop (had been calling for a prolonged period during the morning) Locality Andasibe (Perinet)-Mantadia National Park, Toamasina Province, Madagascar (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 10 September 2007 6 years ago 24 sec 4
Adult bird with food
Locality Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar
Dubi Shapiro 30 November 2010 8 weeks ago 4.3
Perched in the spiny forest.
Locality Ifaty, Toliara Province, Madagascar (Monotypic species)
Nick Athanas 7 November 2010 5 years ago 3.8
A bird on a branch
Locality Mantady Forest, Andasibe (Perinet)-Mantadia National Park, Toamasina Province, Madagascar (Monotypic species)
Frederic Pelsy 5 October 2012 2 years ago 3.8
Madagascar Lesser Cuckoo in a tree
Locality Mahajanga Province, Madagascar
rachelpalfrey 17 July 2012 8 weeks ago 3.3