Chrysococcyx

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Chrysococcyx
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Shining bronze cuckoo
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Cuculiformes
Family: Cuculidae
Genus: Chrysococcyx
F. Boie, 1826
Synonyms

Chalcites

Chrysococcyx is a genus of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family. The scientific name Chrysococcyx is Greek for gold cuckoo (χρυσός,κούκος)[1] Some authorities split the principally Australo-Papuan taxa into the genus Chalcites.[2]

The genus contains the following species:

Afro-Asian
Australo-Papuan

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jobling, James A (1991). A Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. OUP. ISBN 0 19 854634 3. 
  2. ^ Christidis, Les; Boles, Walter E. (2008). Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds. Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing. pp. 159–164. ISBN 9780643065116.