Violet Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus) - HBW 4, p. 565
French: Coucou violet
Spanish: Cuclillo Violeta
Taxonomy: Cuculus xanthorhynchus Horsfield, 1821, Java.
Asian and Australasian forms of Chrysococcyx sometimes placed in genus Chalcites. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- xanthorhynchus (Horsfield, 1821) - NE India and Bangladesh E to Myanmar, Thailand and SC China (Yunnan), and S through Malay Peninsula and Indochina to Greater Sundas and SW Philippines (Palawan).
- amethystinus (Vigors, 1831) - Philippines (Basilan, Cebu, Luzon, Mindoro, Samar, Mindanao, Catanduanes).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A male bird with his plumage changeing from juvenille to adult, perched in a tree. Locality Nakhon Phanom Province, North Eastern Thailand, Thailand (ssp xanthorhynchus)
Yoel Jimenez 24 January 2012 2 years ago 15 sec 4
A bird perched in a tree, calling and flying away. Locality Okoki, Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia (ssp xanthorhynchus)
Josep del Hoyo 9 March 2011 3 years ago 25 sec 3
A scope view of a female Locality Picop, Surigao del Sur Province, Mindanao, Philippines (ssp amethystinus)
Luc Fazio 10 February 2004 6 years ago 17 sec 2.2
A brief view of a female perched, repeated in slow motion. Locality Mount Harriet National Park, South Andaman, Andaman Islands, Andaman and Nicobar (ssp xanthorhynchus)
Josep del Hoyo 15 December 2009 4 years ago 10 sec 1
adult male calling
Locality Sepilok, Sandakan, Sabah (Malaysia), Borneo
James Eaton 1 March 2014 16 weeks ago 4.7
juvenile, taken at King Rama 9's Park, Bangkok, Thailand.
Locality Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand
alder 4 January 2013 1 year ago 4.2
Young male on a branch.
Locality Cat Tien National Park, Cochinchina, Vietnam (ssp xanthorhynchus)
Igor Palko 3 August 2012 34 weeks ago 4
A Violet Cuckoo, scarce visitor to Singapore, perching in a suburban park on the east of the island
Locality Pasir Ris Park, Singapore (ssp xanthorhynchus)
Howard Banwell 22 January 2011 3 years ago 3.8
Male perched in a tree, front view
Locality Digboi Oilfield, Digboi, Tinsukia District, Assam, India (ssp xanthorhynchus)
Martin Flack 3 April 2010 16 weeks ago 3.4
A bird calling. Locality Okoki, Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia
Josep del Hoyo 9 March 2011 3 years ago 4
A bird singing several times. Locality Chidiya Tapu Biological Park, South Andaman, Andaman Islands, Andaman and Nicobar
Josep del Hoyo 16 December 2009 4 years ago 4