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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Cuculidae.


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  • Birds considered to be endangered or rare are Sri Lanka wood pigeon Columba torringtoni, green-billed coucal Centropus chlororhynchus, Sri Lanka white-headed starling Sturnus senex, Sri Lanka blue magpie Cissa ornata, and ashy-headed babbler Garrulax cinereifrons, all of which are endemic, and red-faced malkoha Phaenicophaeus pyrrhocephalus.

    Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka

  • The Park is also habitat for major South African populations of greater and lesser flamingo Phoenicoepterus ruber, and P. minor, osprey Pandion haliaetus, Neergaard's sunbird Nectarinia bifasciata, Woodward's batis Batis fratrum, Natal nightjar Caprimulgus natalensis, blackrumped button-quail Turnix hottentotta, black coucal Centropus bengalensis and shorttailed pipit Anthus brachyurus. 62 species are listed in the South African Red Data Book and 73 species are listed in CITES appendices.

    Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, South Africa

  • Another black bird, with a long tail (‘Centropus Senegalensis’), floats awkwardly, with its tail in a perpendicular position, over the long grass.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • The crow-pheasants (_Centropus sinensis_), which are cuckoos that do not lead a parasitic existence, are now busy with nursery duties.

    A Bird Calendar for Northern India

  • The common coucal or crow-pheasant (_Centropus sinensis_) is a cuckoo that builds a nest and incubates its eggs.

    Birds of the Indian Hills

  • The flying squirrel (Petaurus sciureus) which was not different from that of the Hunter; and a Centropus phasianellus, (the swamp pheasant of Moreton Bay), were shot.

    Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia : from Moreton Bay to Port Essington, a distance of upwards of 3000 miles, during the years 1844-1845

  • However, a very rare species, the Oriental Darter (Anhinga melanogaster) and two endangered non waterbird species, Sunda Coucal (Centropus nigrorufus) and Black-winged Starling

    The Jakarta Post Breaking News

  • Family Common Name Species Accipitridae Javan hawk-eagle Spizaetus bartelsi Charadriidae Javan plover Charadrius javanicus Charadriidae Sunda lapwing Vanellus macropterus Cuculidae Sunda coucal Centropus nigrorufus Strigidae Javan owlet Glaucidium castanopterum Sturnidae Bali myna Leucopsar rothschildi* Timaliidae White-breasted babbler Stachyris grammiceps Timaliidae White-bibbed babbler Stachyris thoracica Timaliidae Crescent-chested babbler Stachyris melanothorax Timaliidae Grey-cheeked tit-babbler Macronous flavicollis * An asterisk signifies that the species 'range is limited to this ecoregion

    Eastern Java-Bali rain forests

  • Family Common Name Species Columbidae Mindoro bleeding-heart Gallicolumba platenae* Columbidae Mindoro imperial-pigeon Ducula mindorensis* Cuculidae Black-hooded coucal Centropus steerii* Strigidae Mindoro scops-owl Otus mindorensis* Strigidae Mantanani scops-owl Otus mantananensis Bucconidae Mindoro hornbill Penelopides mindorensis* Pachycephalida Green-backed whistler Pachycephala albiventris Laniidae Mountain shrike Lanius validrostris* Turdidae Ashy thrush Zoothera cinerea Muscicapidae Luzon redstart Rhyacornis bicolor Dicaeidae Scarlet-collared flowerpecker Dicaeum retrocinctum An asterisk signifies that the species 'range is limited to this ecoregion.

    Mindoro rain forests

  • Two bird species, the Mindoro bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba platenae) and the black-hooded coucal (Centropus steerii), are considered critically endangered, and four species are considered vulnerable: Mindoro imperial-pigeon (Ducula mindorensis), ashy thrush (Zoothera cinerea), Luzon water-redstart (Rhyacornis albiventris), and scarlet-collared flowerpecker (Dicaeum retrocinctum).

    Mindoro rain forests


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