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 20 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 19 weeks ago 3.3