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Sumatran Ground Cuckoo Carpococcyx viridis   - Adult/subadult
Sumatran Ground Cuckoo
Photographer : © Erwin Collaerts
Location :Way Titias, Bukit Barisan Selatan, Sumatra, Indonesia
Date : 13 July 2015
English synonyms:Sumatran Ground-Cuckoo, Sunda Ground Cuckoo, Malay Ground Cuckoo, Malayan Ground Cuckoo, Ground Cuckoo
Bird Family :Cuculidae - Old World Cuckoos, Koels & Malkohas
Red Data Status :Critically Endangered
Remarks :The bird was presumably calling. - Ed.
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic species endemic to Sumatra. Previously treated as conspecific with Bornean Ground Cuckoo and known as Sunda Ground Cuckoo Carpococcyx radiceus but now considered a full species following Collar, N.J. and Long, A. (1996) Taxonomy and names of Carpococcyx cuckoos from the Greater Sundas. Forktail 11: 135-150.
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