Species Details

@Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);

Violet Cuckoo Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus
Family : Cuculidae
Order : Cuculiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Violet Cuckoo is a small forest bird whose male is purple and the female is bronze coloured (adult bird length approximately 17 cm, wing 10 cm, bill 1.6 cm, tarsus 1.5 cm, tail 7 cm). The male looks uniform glistening purple from above. Its head, neck, chin, throat and breast are purple. Its bill is bright orange. It feeds on caterpillars, bugs, and other soft insects. It breeds in the summer when the male sings throughout the day and moonlit nights.
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:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Wai Loon Wong(www.xeno-canto.org/Wai Loon Wong), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.