Carpococcyx

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Carpococcyx
Carpococcyx renauldi001.JPG
Coral-billed ground cuckoo
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Cuculiformes
Family: Cuculidae
Genus: Carpococcyx
G.R. Gray, 1840

Carpococcyx is a genus of large terrestrial cuckoos in the Cuculidae family. They are restricted to humid forested regions in Southeast Asia. Despite their similarities, they are not closely related to the South American ground cuckoos of the genus Neomorphus.

Species[edit]

This genus contains three allopatric species; two of which until recently were considered conspecific under the name Sunda ground cuckoo:

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Carpococcyx renauldi.jpg Carpococcyx renauldi Coral-billed ground cuckoo Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam
Carpococcyx radiceus Bornean ground cuckoo Brunei, Malaysia and Indonesia
Carpococcyx viridis Sumatran ground cuckoo Sumatra