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 juvenile on a branch calling. Locality Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sepilok, Sandakan, Sabah (Malaysia), Borneo (ssp xanthorhynchus)
Paul Clarke 25 May 2014 1 year ago 26 sec 4
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 4 years ago 15 sec 3.7
A bird perched in a tree, calling and flying away. Locality Okoki, Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia (ssp xanthorhynchus)
Josep del Hoyo 9 March 2011 4 years ago 25 sec 2.9
A scope view of a female Locality Picop, Surigao del Sur Province, Mindanao, Philippines (ssp amethystinus)
Luc Fazio 10 February 2004 8 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 6 years ago 10 sec 1
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adult male calling
Locality Sepilok, Sandakan, Sabah (Malaysia), Borneo
James Eaton 1 March 2014 2 years ago 4.7
Locality La Mesa Ecopark, Quezon City, Luzon, Philippines (ssp amethystinus)
Djop Tabaranza 22 November 2015 26 weeks ago 4.3
juvenile, taken at King Rama 9's Park, Bangkok, Thailand.
Locality Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand
alder 4 January 2013 3 years ago 4.2
Young male on a branch.
Locality Cat Tien National Park, Vietnam (ssp xanthorhynchus)
Igor Palko 3 August 2012 2 years 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 5 years ago 3.8
Male singing from a tree
Locality Tmatboey, Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia (ssp xanthorhynchus)
Luis Mario Arce 27 March 2016 5 weeks ago 3.7
A bird calling. Locality Okoki, Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia
Josep del Hoyo 9 March 2011 4 years ago 4
A bird singing several times. Locality Chidiya Tapu Biological Park, Chidiya Tapu, South Andaman, Andaman Islands, Andaman and Nicobar
Josep del Hoyo 16 December 2009 5 years ago 4