Family Cuckoos (Cuculidae)

Least Concern

Chestnut-winged Cuckoo (Clamator coromandus)


Taxonomy

French: Coucou à collier German: Koromandelkuckuck Spanish: Críalo oriental
Taxonomy:

Cuculus coromandus

Linnaeus

, 1766,

Coromandel, India

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

N India and Nepal E to S & E China (including Hainan) and Indochina, S to S Myanmar (Tenasserim). Winters S to S India and Sri Lanka, and Greater Sundas.

Descriptive notes

38–46 cm; 66·4–86 g. Adult metallic glossy black above, black spiky crest, narrow white nape-band, wings chestnut, tail black; chin to upper breast rusty,... read more

Voice

Noisy during breeding season, but apparently silent in non-breeding season in India and Thai-Malay... read more

Habitat

Thick, low vegetation in wooded country, swamp forest and riparian woodland in Assam, scrub and... read more

Food and feeding

Large insects, mainly caterpillars, beetles, mantids, ants and large orthopterans, also spiders and small fruits. Unpalatable stomach... read more

Breeding

Breeds in rains: in India Apr–Aug (mostly May–Jun), in Bangladesh Mar–Aug and in Myanmar mainly Mar–May (second... read more

Movements

Seasonal in summer in China, S Korea (where very rare), Nepal, Bhutan and N Myanmar, where it... read more

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Although population levels are inadequately known, species appears to be rather uncommon and there is circumstantial evidence of a... read more

Recommended citation

Payne, R. & Kirwan, G.M. (2017). Chestnut-winged Cuckoo (Clamator coromandus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/54787 on 28 July 2017).