Horsfield's bronze cuckoo

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Horsfield's bronze cuckoo
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo Newhaven.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Cuculiformes
Family: Cuculidae
Genus: Chrysococcyx
Species: C. basalis
Binomial name
Chrysococcyx basalis
(Horsfield, 1821)

The Horsfield's bronze cuckoo (Chrysococcyx basalis) is a species of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family, found from Australia to South-east Asia. The species was previously known by the scientific name of Chalcites basalis.

The common name commemorates the American naturalist Thomas Horsfield.[2]

Photographed at Capertee Valley, NSW, Australia


Typical call, SE Queensland, Australia


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Chrysococcyx basalis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 170. 

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