Madagascan cuckoo

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Madagascan cuckoo
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Cuculiformes
Family: Cuculidae
Genus: Cuculus
Species: C. rochii
Binomial name
Cuculus rochii
Hartlaub, 1863

The Madagascan cuckoo (Cuculus rochii), also known as the Madagascar lesser cuckoo, is a species of cuckoo in the family Cuculidae. Though it breeds only in Madagascar, it spends the non-breeding season in a number of countries in the African Great Lakes region and the Indian Ocean islands: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Madagascar, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia.


The Madagascan cuckoo is a small, slim cuckoo, measuring 28 cm (11 in) in length.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Cuculus rochii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Morris, Pete; Hawkins, Frank (1998). Birds of Madagascar: A Photographic Guide. Mountfield, East Sussex, UK: Pica Press. p. 188. ISBN 1-873403-45-3.