Cuculidae

Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopaceus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopaceus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Local Name: Kokil (Bangla)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Adult male

©Ajoy Kumar Dawn
Asansol , Paschim Bardhaman, 27/12/2019

Male

©Uma Dutta
Ranapratap, durgapur , Paschim Bardhaman, 04/05/2020

Adult male

©Jyotirmoy Poddar
Chawkbazar, Hugli/Hooghly, 23/04/2020

Male

©Madhurima Banerjee
Thakurpukur, South 24 Paraganas, 25/01/2020

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Male Juvenile

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

Banded Bay Cuckoo / Bay-banded Cuckoo Cacomantis sonneratii (Latham, 1790)

Banded Bay Cuckoo / Bay-banded Cuckoo Cacomantis sonneratii (Latham, 1790)

Local Name: Pattavali Lal Koyal / Nanikoyal (Gujarati); Kuyil (Tamil); Basha Katti Pitta (Telegu); Chenkuyil (Malayalam); Pattedar Kuku (Hindi); Pattedar Kokil (Marathi)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Adult

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

Adult

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

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Chestnut-winged Cuckoo / Red-winged Crested Cuckoo Clamator coromandus Linnaeus, 1766

Chestnut-winged Cuckoo / Red-winged Crested Cuckoo Clamator coromandus Linnaeus, 1766

Local Name: Khoyeri-dana Papiya / Khoyeri-pakh Papiya (Bangla); Lal Kuhuk (Hindi);

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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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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Common Cuckoo/Eurasian Cuckoo Cuculus canorus Linnaeus, 1758

Common Cuckoo/Eurasian Cuckoo Cuculus canorus Linnaeus, 1758

Local Name: Pati Papiya (Bangla)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Adult

©Arabinda Pal
Daspur, Ghatal, Paschim Medinipur/West Midnapore, 19/12/2017

adult male

©Chiranjib Dutta
Sundarbans, South 24 Paraganas, 29/09/2019

hepatic female

©Subhajit Roy
Durgapur Barrage, Bankura, 08/11/2015

Adult

©Ajoy Kumar Dawn
Asansol, Paschim Bardhaman, 20/10/2015

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Common Hawk Cuckoo/Brainfever Bird Hierococcyx varius Vahl, 1797

Common Hawk Cuckoo/Brainfever Bird Hierococcyx varius Vahl, 1797

Local Name: Chokh-gelo (Bangla), Upak (Hindi), Akka Kuyil (Tamil)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Adult

©Arabinda Pal
Jaguli Wetland, Nadia, 13/03/2017

Adult

©Arabinda Pal
Cossye Riverbed, Midnapore , Paschim Medinipur/West Midnapore, 28/05/2016

Adult

©Madhurima Banerjee
Bagnan, Howrah/Haora, 02/02/2020

Adult

©Arabinda Pal
Hijuli Forest, Nadia, 26/02/2017

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Life Stage Unknown

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

Song

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

Fork-tailed Drongo Cuckoo Surniculus dicruroides (Hodgson, 1839)

Fork-tailed Drongo Cuckoo Surniculus dicruroides (Hodgson, 1839)

Local Name:

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Adult

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

Adult

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

Adult

©Rahul Chakraborty
Bishnupur, Bankura, 11/05/2020

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Greater Coucal / Crow-pheasant Centropus sinensis Stephens, 1815

Greater Coucal / Crow-pheasant Centropus sinensis Stephens, 1815

Local Name: Boro Kubo (Bangla), Mahok Kuk (Hindi)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Adult

©Jyotirmoy Poddar
Chawkbazar, Hugli/Hooghly, 01/04/2020

Adult

©Subir Das
Ashis Nagar,Durgapur..2, Paschim Bardhaman, 15/03/2020

Juvenile

©Saikat Adhurya
Bidhan Park, Fuljhore, Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 11/08/2015

Adult

©Subhajit Roy
Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 15/06/2015

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Adult

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

Adult

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

Green-billed Malkoha/ Large Green-billed Malkoha Phaenicophaeus tristis

Green-billed Malkoha/ Large Green-billed Malkoha Phaenicophaeus tristis

Local Name: Bon-Kokil (Bangla), Bamura (Assameese), Sanku (Lepha)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Adult

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

Adult

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

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Grey-bellied Cuckoo/Indian Plaintive Cuckoo Cacomantis passerinus Vahl, 1797

Grey-bellied Cuckoo/Indian Plaintive Cuckoo Cacomantis passerinus Vahl, 1797

Local Name: Chota Papiha(Hindi)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Adult male

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

Adult male

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

Adult male

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

Hepatic Female

©Arabinda Pal
Daspur, Ghatal, Paschim Medinipur/West Midnapore, 26/03/2017

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Adult Male

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

Himalayan Cuckoo Cuculus saturatus Blyth, 1843

Himalayan Cuckoo Cuculus saturatus Blyth, 1843

Local Name: Udoyi Papiya (Bangla); Hoo Kuku (Assamese); Tong Ting Vyang (Lepcha)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Indian Cuckoo Cuculus micropterus Gould, 1838

Indian Cuckoo Cuculus micropterus Gould, 1838

Local Name:

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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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

Lesser Coucal Centropus bengalensis J.F. Gmelin, 1788

Lesser Coucal Centropus bengalensis J.F. Gmelin, 1788

Local Name: Chhoto-kuku (Bangla), Ulu Kukuha (Assamese), Nyong (Lepcha), Kyok-kyok (Bhutia), Vari uppan (Malayalam)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Non Breeding

©Arabinda Pal
Jaguli Wetland, Nadia, 08/03/2017

Adult

©Chiranjib Dutta
Jaguli, Nadia, 04/03/2018

Immature

©Chiranjib Dutta
Jaguli, Nadia, 04/03/2018

Adult

©Saikat Adhurya
Durgapur Barrage, Bankura, 15/04/2018

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Lesser Cuckoo / Small Cuckoo Cuculus poliocephalus Latham, 1970

Lesser Cuckoo / Small Cuckoo Cuculus poliocephalus Latham, 1970

Local Name: Chhoto Papiya (Bangla)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Pied Cuckoo/Jacobin Cuckoo/Pied-crested Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus Boddaert, 1783

Pied Cuckoo/Jacobin Cuckoo/Pied-crested Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus Boddaert, 1783

Local Name: Chatak/Pakra Papiya (Bengla), Kala Papiya (Hindi)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Adult

©Arabinda Pal
Cossye Riverbed, Midnapore , Paschim Medinipur/West Midnapore, 20/05/2016

Adult

©Saikat Adhurya
Bidhan Park, Fuljhore, Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 23/08/2015

Adult

©Saikat Adhurya
Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 29/09/2014

Adult

©Saikat Adhurya
B1, Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 03/06/2015

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Adult

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

Call

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

Plaintive Cuckoo/Rufous-bellied Plaintive Cuckoo Cacomantis merulinus

Plaintive Cuckoo/Rufous-bellied Plaintive Cuckoo Cacomantis merulinus

Local Name:

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Adult

©Arabinda Pal
Nalban, Kolkata, 21/01/2017

Female

©Arabinda Pal
Daspur, Ghatal, Paschim Medinipur/West Midnapore, 27/11/2016

Female

©Arabinda Pal
Daspur, Ghatal, Paschim Medinipur/West Midnapore, 21/11/2016

female

©Arabinda Pal
Henry's Island, South 24 Paraganas, 23/12/2016

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

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Sirkeer Malkoha / Sirkeer Cuckoo Taccocua leschenaultii Lesson, 1830

Sirkeer Malkoha / Sirkeer Cuckoo Taccocua leschenaultii Lesson, 1830

Local Name: Jongli Tota (Bengali, Hindi); Neola papiha (Punjabi); Sirkeer / Khakhi Ghoyaro / Nano Lilo Malkoha / Lili Sirkeer (Gujarati); Adavi Chiluka (Telegu); Kalli Kuyil (Malayalam); Lal Chochicha Mungshya (Marathi)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Adult

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

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