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Asian Emerald Cuckoo Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Chrysococcyx maculatus
Family : Cuculidae
Order : Cuculiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Emerald Cuckoo
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Asian Emerald Cuckoo is a small bird whose male differs from the female (adult bird length approximately 18 cm, wing 11 cm, bill 1.5 cm, tarsus 1.5 cm, tail 6.7 cm). The male has uniform bright emerald-green upperparts, chin, throat and upper breast. It feeds on flying insects, caterpillars and other soft-bodied bugs. It often calls to one another while flying. It breeds in April-July.
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;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Jen Wei (www.inaturalist.org/people/Jen Wei ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Antero Lindholmmore information, please contact us.