Common Cuckoo

Cuculus canorus - Coucou gris

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Cuculiformes

  • Family
    :

    Cuculidés

  • Genus
    :

    Cuculus

  • Species
    :

    canorus

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 33 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 55 à 65 cm.
  • Weight
    : 105 à 130 g
Longevity

13 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) is a species of bird in the Cuculidae family.

Subspecific information 4 Subspecies

  • Cuculus canorus canorus (Europe and the Middle East to Kamchatka, Japan and n China)
  • Cuculus canorus bangsi (Iberian Pen., Balearic Is. and nw Africa)
  • Cuculus canorus subtelephonus (Turkmenistan to s Mongolia)
  • Cuculus canorus bakeri (w China and n India to s China and nw Thailand)

Foreign names

  • Coucou gris,
  • Cuco Común,
  • Cuco-canoro,
  • Kuckuck,
  • Kakukk,
  • Koekoek,
  • Cuculo eurasiatico,
  • Gök,
  • Gjøk,
  • kukučka obyčajná,
  • kukačka obecná,
  • Gøg,
  • käki,
  • Europese Koekoek,
  • cucut comú,
  • Gaukur,
  • kukułka (zwyczajna),
  • dzeguze,
  • kukavica,
  • Обыкновенная кукушка,
  • Kangkok erasia,
  • カッコウ,
  • 大杜鹃,
  • นกคัคคูพันธุ์ยุโรป,
  • 大杜鵑,

Voice song and cries

Coucou gris
♂ adult

Habitat

Forest : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane ; Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude ; Grassland : Temperate ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Pastureland, Rural Gardens

Geographic range

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