African emerald cuckoo

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from African Emerald Cuckoo)
Jump to: navigation, search
African emerald cuckoo
Chrysococcyx cupreus (Chrysococcyx smaragdineus) - Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria - Genoa, Italy - DSC03143.JPG
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Cuculiformes
Family: Cuculidae
Genus: Chrysococcyx
Species: C. cupreus
Binomial name
Chrysococcyx cupreus
(Shaw, 1792)

The African emerald cuckoo (Chrysococcyx cupreus) is a species of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family. Its range covers most of sub-Saharan Africa, including Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

In Afrikaans, it is known as the mooimeisie, or "pretty girl".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Chrysococcyx cupreus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Sinclair, Ian. Voëls van Suider-Afrika. Struik. ISBN 1-86825-197-7. 

External links[edit]