Species Details

@K.C. Hung

Lesser Cuckoo Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Cuculus poliocephalus
Family : Cuculidae
Order : Cuculiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Small Cuckoo
Habitat : All kind of forests
Description : The Lesser Cuckoo is a slaty-grey bird except for some females that are rufous (adult bird length approximately 25 cm, weight 50 g, wing 15 cm, bill 2.5 cm, tarsus 1.8 cm, tail 13 cm). The male looks uniform slaty-grey from above. The female lays her eggs in the nests of small birds, such as warblers, babblers. It feeds on caterpillars and 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;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: K.C. Hung(www.inaturalist.org/people/K.C. Hung),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Scott Connopmore information, please contact us.