Family: Cuculidae

Animalia > Chordata > Vertebrata > Aves > Cuculiformes > Cuculidae

Scientific Name: Cacomantis merulinus (Scopoli, 1786)
Common Name: Plaintive Cuckoo/Rufous-bellied Plaintive Cuckoo
Scientific Name: Cacomantis merulinus (Scopoli, 1786)
Common Name: Plaintive Cuckoo/Rufous-bellied Plaintive Cuckoo

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Adult male

©Surajit Bhadra Roy
Naihati, North 24 Parganas, 16/02/2019

Hepatic Female

©DR.MRIGANKA BHANGAR
Bortirbill, North 24 Parganas, 12/12/2014

Adult Male

©DR.MRIGANKA BHANGAR
Ichapur, North 24 Parganas, 18/01/2012

Adult Female

©DR.MRIGANKA BHANGAR
Bortirbill , North 24 Parganas, 24/11/2019

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Adult female

©Arabinda Pal
Nalban, Kolkata, 25/01/2017

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Adult Song

©Shuvendu Das
Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary, South 24 Paraganas, 13/03/2020

Adult Song

©Shuvendu Das
Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary, South 24 Paraganas, 13/03/2020

Scientific Name: Cacomantis passerinus Vahl, 1797
Common Name: Grey-bellied Cuckoo/Indian Plaintive Cuckoo
Scientific Name: Cacomantis passerinus Vahl, 1797
Common Name: Grey-bellied Cuckoo/Indian Plaintive Cuckoo

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Hepatic Female

©DR.MRIGANKA BHANGAR
Bortirbill , North 24 Parganas, 14/03/2014

Adult Male

©DR.MRIGANKA BHANGAR
Ichapur, North 24 Parganas, 22/03/2013

Immature

©dr partha sarathi mondal
Jaguli, Nadia, 06/12/2015

Adult male

©Arabinda Pal
Nalban, Kolkata, 15/03/2017

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Adult Male

©Sagar Adhurya
Garh Jungle, Paschim Bardhaman, 10/05/2017

Scientific Name: Cacomantis sonneratii (Latham, 1790)
Common Name: Banded Bay Cuckoo / Bay-banded Cuckoo
Scientific Name: Cacomantis sonneratii (Latham, 1790)
Common Name: Banded Bay Cuckoo / Bay-banded Cuckoo

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Adult

©Milan Mandal
Kumar Mangalam Park, Paschim Bardhaman, 29/10/2016

Adult

©Subhra Lahiri
Garh Jungle, Paschim Bardhaman, 11/06/2017

Adult

©Arabinda Pal
Khisma Forest, Nadia, Nadia, 01/02/2017

Adult

©Arabinda Pal
Khisma Forest, Nadia, Nadia, 01/02/2017

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Scientific Name: Centropus bengalensis J.F. Gmelin, 1788
Common Name: Lesser Coucal
Scientific Name: Centropus bengalensis J.F. Gmelin, 1788
Common Name: Lesser Coucal

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Immature in flight

©DR.MRIGANKA BHANGAR
Jaguli , Nadia, 23/02/2020

Immature

©DR.MRIGANKA BHANGAR
Jaguli , Nadia, 23/02/2020

Adult

©Subhadeep Saha
Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 14/07/2020

Juvenile

©dr partha sarathi mondal
Jaguli, Nadia, 24/11/2013

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Adult

©Arindam Bhuin
Indrakanan, Burdwan, Purba Bardhaman, 03/01/2020

Scientific Name: Centropus sinensis Stephens, 1815
Common Name: Greater Coucal / Crow-pheasant
Scientific Name: Centropus sinensis Stephens, 1815
Common Name: Greater Coucal / Crow-pheasant

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Adult

©Chandrani Ghosh
Dakshinayan, Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 15/02/2021

Adult

©Debdeep Pramanik
AJCB Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah/Haora, 24/03/2019

Juvenile

©DR.MRIGANKA BHANGAR
Bortirbill, North 24 Parganas, 15/08/2013

Adult

©DR.MRIGANKA BHANGAR
Bortirbill , North 24 Parganas, 10/08/2019

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Adult

©Shuvendu Das
Rabindranagar, South 24 Pargana, South 24 Paraganas, 09/05/2020

Adult

©Shuvendu Das
Akra, Santimoyee Ground Surroundings, South 24 Paraganas, 09/05/2020

Adult

©Shuvendu Das
Akra, Santimoyee Ground Surroundings, South 24 Paraganas, 09/05/2020

Adult

©Shuvendu Das
Akra, Santimoyee Ground Surroundings, South 24 Paraganas, 09/05/2020

Adult

©Arindam Bhuin
Indrakanan, Burdwan, Purba Bardhaman, 14/12/2019

Adult Song

©Shuvendu Das
Akra, Santimoyee Ground Surroundings, South 24 Paraganas, 09/05/2020

Adult Song

©Shuvendu Das
Akra, Santimoyee Ground Surroundings, South 24 Paraganas, 09/05/2020

Adult

©Sagar Adhurya
Bidhan Park, Fuljhore, Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 02/04/2014

Adult

©Sagar Adhurya
Bidhan Park, Fuljhore, Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 20/02/2014

Scientific Name: Chrysococcyx maculatus (J.F. Gmelin, 1788)
Common Name: Asian Emerald Cuckoo
Scientific Name: Chrysococcyx maculatus (J.F. Gmelin, 1788)
Common Name: Asian Emerald Cuckoo

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Female

©Sandeep Ramz
Mahananda WLS--General Area DG, Darjeeling, 09/04/2018

Male

©Anish Bera
Mahananda WLS--General Area, Darjeeling, 28/04/2019

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Scientific Name: Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus (Horsfield, 1821)
Common Name: Violet Cuckoo
Scientific Name: Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus (Horsfield, 1821)
Common Name: Violet Cuckoo

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Adult Male

©Debapratim Saha
Mahananda WLS, Darjeeling, 06/08/2011

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Scientific Name: Clamator coromandus Linnaeus, 1766
Common Name: Chestnut-winged Cuckoo / Red-winged Crested Cuckoo
Scientific Name: Clamator coromandus Linnaeus, 1766
Common Name: Chestnut-winged Cuckoo / Red-winged Crested Cuckoo

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Adult

©Arabinda Pal
Daspur, Ghatal, Paschim Medinipur/West Midnapore, 12/04/2017

Adult

©Arabinda Pal
Daspur, Ghatal, Paschim Medinipur/West Midnapore, 12/04/2017

Adult

©Surajit Gupta
Uttarpara, Hugli/Hooghly, 28/10/2019

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Scientific Name: Clamator jacobinus Boddaert, 1783
Common Name: Pied Cuckoo / Jacobin Cuckoo / Pied-crested Cuckoo
Scientific Name: Clamator jacobinus Boddaert, 1783
Common Name: Pied Cuckoo / Jacobin Cuckoo / Pied-crested Cuckoo

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Adult

©Chandrani Ghosh
Dakshinayan, Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 22/05/2021

I first saw this bird on April 27, 2021, but I was able to take pictures today.

©Subhra Pakhira
Tarakeswar , Hugli/Hooghly, 13/05/2021

Juvenile

©Piklu das
Bakiput costar area,Contai, Purba medinipur, west bengal , Purba Medinipur/East Midnapore, 05/11/2020

Adult

©Debdeep Pramanik
Baruipara, Hugli/Hooghly, 12/07/2019

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Adult

©Sagar Adhurya
Garh Jungle, Paschim Bardhaman, 31/05/2018

Call

©Sagar Adhurya
Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 15/08/2013

Scientific Name: Cuculus canorus Linnaeus, 1758
Common Name: Common Cuckoo/Eurasian Cuckoo
Scientific Name: Cuculus canorus Linnaeus, 1758
Common Name: Common Cuckoo/Eurasian Cuckoo

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Rufous female

©Piklu das
Bakiput costar area,Contai, Purba medinipur, west bengal , Purba Medinipur/East Midnapore, 05/11/2020

Adult

©Sagar Adhurya
Belbad, Paschim Bardhaman, 26/09/2020

Adult

©Sagar Adhurya
Belbad, Paschim Bardhaman, 26/09/2020

Adult

©DR.MRIGANKA BHANGAR
Ichapur, North 24 Parganas, 08/01/2012

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Identity uncertain

©Sagar Adhurya
Garh Jungle, Paschim Bardhaman, 11/05/2021

Scientific Name: Cuculus micropterus Gould, 1838
Common Name: Indian Cuckoo
Scientific Name: Cuculus micropterus Gould, 1838
Common Name: Indian Cuckoo

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Immature

©Sagar Adhurya
Bidhan Park, Fuljhore, Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 18/10/2015

Adult

©Chiranjib Dutta
Bibhutibhusan Reserve forest, North 24 Parganas, 25/05/2019

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Adult

©Sagar Adhurya
Santiniketan, Birbhum, 19/06/2017

Adult

©Sagar Adhurya
Garh Jungle, Paschim Bardhaman, 17/05/2017

Scientific Name: Cuculus poliocephalus Latham, 1970
Common Name: Lesser Cuckoo / Small Cuckoo
Scientific Name: Cuculus poliocephalus Latham, 1970
Common Name: Lesser Cuckoo / Small Cuckoo

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Adult female

©dr partha sarathi mondal
Khisma forest area, Nadia, 15/12/2013

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Scientific Name: Cuculus saturatus Blyth, 1843
Common Name: Himalayan Cuckoo
Scientific Name: Cuculus saturatus Blyth, 1843
Common Name: Himalayan Cuckoo

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Adult

©Sandeep Chakraborty
Rishayp view point upper road, Kalimpong, 14/04/2019

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Scientific Name: Eudynamys scolopaceus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Name: Asian Koel
Scientific Name: Eudynamys scolopaceus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Name: Asian Koel

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Adult Female

©Arindam Bhuin
Ullas, Burdwan , Purba Bardhaman, 09/01/2021

Female

©Chandrani Ghosh
Dakshinayan, Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 15/01/2021

Adult Female

©Arindam Bhuin
Ullash, Burdwan , Purba Bardhaman, 26/12/2020

Male

©Debdeep Pramanik
Rabindra Sarobar, Kolkata, 02/04/2019

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Asian Koel

©Utsav Biswas
New Barrackpur, North 24 Parganas, 14/09/2020

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Male

© Bishal Saha
Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 08/07/2020

Adult

©Shuvendu Das
Rabindranagar, South 24 Pargana, South 24 Paraganas, 01/04/2020

Adult

©Shuvendu Das
Rabindranagar, South 24 Pargana, South 24 Paraganas, 09/05/2020

Adult

©Arindam Bhuin
Indrakanan, Burdwan, Purba Bardhaman, 02/01/2020

Asian Koel Courtship

©Shuvendu Das
Rabindranagar, South 24 Pargana, South 24 Paraganas, 01/04/2020

Adult

©Arindam Bhuin
Indrakanan, Burdwan, Purba Bardhaman, 13/09/2019

Male Juvenile

©Sagar Adhurya
Bidhan Park, Fuljhore, Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 23/07/2017

Scientific Name: Hierococcyx nisicolor (Blyth, 1843)
Common Name: Whistling Hawk Cuckoo / Hodgson's Hawk Cuckoo
Scientific Name: Hierococcyx nisicolor (Blyth, 1843)
Common Name: Whistling Hawk Cuckoo / Hodgson's Hawk Cuckoo

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Immature

©Dibyendu Ash
Rishi (Bengal-Sikkim border post) KP, Kalimpong, 15/11/2016

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Scientific Name: Hierococcyx sparverioides (Vigors, 1832)
Common Name: Large Hawk Cuckoo
Scientific Name: Hierococcyx sparverioides (Vigors, 1832)
Common Name: Large Hawk Cuckoo

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Adult

©Arnab Pal
Lepcha Jagat DG, Darjeeling, 25/11/2019

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Scientific Name: Hierococcyx varius Vahl, 1797
Common Name: Common Hawk Cuckoo/Brainfever Bird
Scientific Name: Hierococcyx varius Vahl, 1797
Common Name: Common Hawk Cuckoo/Brainfever Bird

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Adult

©Arindam Bhuin
Ullas, Burdwan , Purba Bardhaman, 26/12/2020

Juvenile

©Debdeep Pramanik
Maheshtala, South 24 Paraganas, 22/05/2020

Adult

©SK SAYAK
Domjur, Howrah., Howrah/Haora, 16/09/2020

Adult

©DR.MRIGANKA BHANGAR
Ichapur, North 24 Parganas, 25/01/2014

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Adult

©Shuvendu Das
Rabindranagar, South 24 Pargana, South 24 Paraganas, 26/03/2020

Adult

©Shuvendu Das
Rabindranagar, South 24 Pargana, South 24 Paraganas, 26/03/2020

Life Stage Unknown

©Sagar Adhurya
Santiniketan, Birbhum, 13/07/2017

Song

©Sagar Adhurya
Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 06/08/2013

Scientific Name: Phaenicophaeus tristis
Common Name: Green-billed Malkoha/ Large Green-billed Malkoha
Scientific Name: Phaenicophaeus tristis
Common Name: Green-billed Malkoha/ Large Green-billed Malkoha

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Adult

©Subhajit Roy
Buxa Fort to Lepchakha road, Alipurduar, 12/04/2017

Adult

©Chiranjib Dutta
Rontong, Darjeeling, 24/02/2018

Adult

©Ajoy Kumar Dawn
Rongtong, Darjeeling, 23/05/2018

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Scientific Name: Surniculus dicruroides (Hodgson, 1839)
Common Name: Fork-tailed Drongo Cuckoo
Scientific Name: Surniculus dicruroides (Hodgson, 1839)
Common Name: Fork-tailed Drongo Cuckoo

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I saw 2 adults fork-tailed drongo cuckoo on 18 th May 2019 and took pictures on 20th May 2019.

©Subhra Pakhira
Lawakui, Matha area, Purulia, 20/05/2019

I first saw the bird on 18th May 2019 at 12:13p of ​​Purulia district of West Bengal. The area was shal jungle and high and low slopes. I saw 2 adults fork-tailed drongo cuckoo on 18 th May 2019 and took picture

©Subhra Pakhira
Lawakui, Matha area, Purulia, 20/05/2019

Adult

©Abhijeet Sett
Joypur Forest, Bishnupur, Bankura, 30/04/2020

Adult

©Abhijeet Sett
Joypur Forest, Bishnupur, Bankura, 30/04/2020

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Scientific Name: Surniculus lugubris (Horsfield, 1821)
Common Name: Square-tailed Drongo Cuckoo
Scientific Name: Surniculus lugubris (Horsfield, 1821)
Common Name: Square-tailed Drongo Cuckoo

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Adult

©Sriram Reddy
Mahananda WLS--Latpanchor DG, Darjeeling, 22/04/2018

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Scientific Name: Taccocua leschenaultii Lesson, 1830
Common Name: Sirkeer Malkoha / Sirkeer Cuckoo
Scientific Name: Taccocua leschenaultii Lesson, 1830
Common Name: Sirkeer Malkoha / Sirkeer Cuckoo

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Adult

©Binay Kr Rungta
Jhalda, Purulia, 24/04/2013

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