Cuckoos (Cuculidae)

Thick-billed Cuckoo (Pachycoccyx audeberti) - HBW 4, p. 548

French: Coucou d'Audebert German: Dickschnabelkuckuck Spanish: Críalo Piquigrueso

Taxonomy: Cuculus Audeberti Schlegel, 1879, Ambodikilo, Antongil Bay, Madagascar.
Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • brazzae (Oustalet, 1886) - Sierra Leone patchily through Ghana, Nigeria and Cameroon to Congo and W Zaire.
  • validus (Reichenow, 1879) - E Zaire to SE Kenya and Tanzania, and S through Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique to E Transvaal.
  • audeberti (Schlegel, 1879) - Madagascar.

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