Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

Plaintive Cuckoo Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Cacomantis merulinus
Family : Cuculidae
Order : Cuculiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Rufous-bellied Plaintive Cuckoo
Habitat : Villages
Description : The Plaintive Cuckoo is an orange-breasted bird with grey upperparts (adult bird length approximately 23 cm, wing 11 cm, bill 1.6 cm, tarsus 1.7 cm, tail 12 cm). The male looks grey from above and orange from below. Its head, sides of the neck, chin and throat are ashy-grey. It feeds mainly on bugs, hairy caterpillars and other soft insects
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:Marc Anderson(www.xeno-canto.org/Marc Anderson), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.