Pallid cuckoo

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Pallid cuckoo
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Cuculiformes
Family: Cuculidae
Genus: Cacomantis
Species: C. pallidus
Binomial name
Cacomantis pallidus
(Latham, 1801)
Synonyms

Cuculus pallidus

The pallid cuckoo (Cacomantis pallidus) is a species of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family. It is found in Australia, Christmas Island, Indonesia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. Its egg weighs about 3.9g and it incubates for about 13 days.[2]

Taxonomy[edit]

Sources differ in the genera placement of this species. It is commonly placed in Cuculus, but genetic evidence has suggested that it should be placed in Cacomantis.[3] As of 2013, ITIS still listed the genus as Cuculus.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Cuculus pallidus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Cuculus pallidus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 3.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Payne, RB (2005). The Cuckoos. Oxford University Press. 423. 
  4. ^ "Cuculus pallidus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 10 December 2013.