Dwarf koel

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Dwarf koel
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Cuculiformes
Family: Cuculidae
Genus: Microdynamis
Salvadori, 1878
M. parva
Binomial name
Microdynamis parva
(Salvadori, 1875)

The dwarf koel (Microdynamis parva) is a species of cuckoo in the family Cuculidae. It is monotypic within the genus Microdynamis.[2] It is found in New Guinea, where its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.[1] Its closest relatives are the Eudynamys (the true koels).[3]


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2012). "Microdynamis parva". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ "ITIS Report: Microdynamis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  3. ^ Sorenson, Michael D.; Payne, Robert B. (2005). "A molecular genetic analysis of cuckoo phylogeny". In Payne, Robert B. The Cuckoos. Oxford University Press. pp. 90, 93. ISBN 0-19-850213-3.