Oriental Cuckoo

Other Names: Horsfields Cuckoo

Distribution: northern Eurasia in summer; Southeast Asia and Australasia in winter.

Description:

Size: 30-32 cm in length with a 51-57 cm wingspan, weighing 73-156 g.

Plumage: Males have a gray head, breast and upperparts. The belly is creamy-white with dark gray bars. The vent is tawny with few markings. The legs and feet are yellow to orange and there is a bare yellow ring around the black eye. Adult females and juveniles occur in two morphs. The gray morph is similar to the male but has a brownish tinge to the breast. The rufous morph is reddish-brown above, paler on the undersides and with strong dark barring all over.

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Oriental Cuckoo

Oriental Cuckoo

Bill Shape
curved
Regions
alaska
aleutians
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Habitat
Forests
Color
gray
Body Shape
perching
Size
medium
Order
cuckoos, anis, roadrunners, turacos and their relatives - cuculiformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species