Species Details

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Indian Cuckoo Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Cuculus micropterus
Family : Cuculidae
Order : Cuculiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Villages
Description : The Indian Cuckoo is a grey bird with a barred breast (adult bird length approximately 33 cm, weight 130 g, wing 20 cm, bill 3 cm, tarsus 2 cm, tail 15 cm). In the male the chin, throat and upper breast are ashy-grey. The female has a pale grey throat. It feeds on caterpillars and soft insects. It breeds mainly in April-June.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Okamoto Keita Sin(www.xeno-canto.org/Okamoto Keita Sin), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.