Madagascar Cuckoo / Cuculus rochii

Madagascar Cuckoo / Cuculus rochii

Madagascar Cuckoo

SCI Name:  Cuculus rochii
Protonym:  Cuculus rochii Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1862) (1862), Pt3 p.224
Category:  Cuculiformes / Cuculidae /
Taxonomy Code:  madcuc1
Type Locality:  Madagascar.
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Publish Year:  1863
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

CUCULUS
(Cuculidae; Ϯ Common Cuckoo C. canorus) L. cuculus  cuckoo. "52. CUCULUS.  Rostrum teretiusculum.  Nares margine prominulæ.  Lingua sagittata, plana, integra." (Linnaeus 1758); "Cuculus Linné, Syst. Nat., ed. 10, 1, 1758, p. 110. Type, by tautonymy, Cuculus canorus Linné (Cuculus, prebinomial specific name in synonymy.)" (Peters, 1940, IV, p. 14). Linnaeus's Cuculus comprised eight species (C. canorus, C. Persa, C. Vetula, C. glandarius, C. scolopaceus, C. niger, C. americanus, C. auratus). Together with the arrival of the Barn Swallow, the distinctive calls of the Common Cuckoo are traditionally and widely regarded as the harbingers of springtime throughout Europe.   
Var. Cucculus, CuculisCuculuc.   
Synon. Coccyx, Edolius, Melanococcyx, Multivoculus, Nicoclarius, Notococcyx, Surniculoides, Versiculus.

rochii
Sampson Roch (1829-1906) British Army surgeon in the Crimea, India, Mauritius, Madagascar and Abyssinia (Cuculus).