Sunda Cuckoo / Cuculus lepidus

Sunda Cuckoo / Cuculus lepidus

Sunda Cuckoo

SCI Name:  Cuculus lepidus
Protonym:  Cuculus lepidus Verh.Nat.Gesch.[Temminck] Land-Volk. pt8 p.236,note
Category:  Cuculiformes / Cuculidae /
Taxonomy Code:  suncuc2
Type Locality:  Timor.
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Publish Year:  1845
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.

lepidus
L. lepidus  charming, elegant  < lepos, leporis  charm.