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Plaintive Cuckoo Cacomantis merulinus

Described by: Scopoli (1786)
Alternate common name(s): Grey-bellied Cuckoo, Gray-bellied Cuckoo, Grey-headed Cuckoo, Gray-headed Cuckoo, Rufous-bellied Plaintive Cuckoo, Indian Plaintive Cuckoo, Grey-breasted Brush-cuckoo, Gray-breasted Brush-cuckoo
Old scientific name(s): Cuculus merulinus


near St. Pauls Subterranean River National Park, Palawan, Philippines - Mar, 2007 © Mark Harper  Danum Valley, Malaysia - 2001 © Paul Huang 
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Oriental region;
Fragmented island populations;
(1) Ne. Pakistan and India e. to w. Bengal and Bhutan.
Winters in India and Sri Lanka.
(2) E. India in the e. Himalayas to s. China and Indochina.
(3) Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo.
(4) Nias Is.
(5) Java.
(6) Sulawesi and the Philippines.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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