Little bronze cuckoo

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Little bronze cuckoo
Little Bronze Cuckoo male Kobble.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Cuculiformes
Family: Cuculidae
Genus: Chrysococcyx
Species: C. minutillus
Binomial name
Chrysococcyx minutillus
Gould, 1859

The little bronze cuckoo (Chrysococcyx minutillus) is a species of cuckoo in the family Cuculidae. It is found in Southeast Asia, New Guinea and northern and eastern Australia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. This is the world's smallest cuckoo, at 17 grams and 15 cm (6 in). The subspecies rufomerus and crassirostris are sometimes given specific status.


Subspecies accepted by the International Ornithologists' Union as of 2014 are:[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Chalcites minutillus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T61433519A95233230. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T61433519A95233230.en. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2014-04-15). "IOC World Bird List Version 4.2". International Ornithologists’ Union. Retrieved 2014-07-29.

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