Family Cuckoos (Cuculidae)

Critically Endangered

Sumatran Ground-cuckoo (Carpococcyx viridis)


Taxonomy

French: Calobate de Sumatra German: Sumatrakuckuck Spanish: Cuco terrestre de Sumatra
Taxonomy:

Carpococcyx viridis

Salvadori

, 1879,

Mount Singgalang, Sumatra

.

Usually treated as conspecific with C. radiceus, but clearly smaller and shows distinct plumage differences from latter at all ages. Monotypic.

Distribution:

SW Sumatra (foothills of Barisan Range).

Descriptive notes

55 cm. Adult black on crown, shading to green on hindcrown; mantle, upper back, neck-sides, wing-coverts and secondaries dull green, lower back brown with broad greenish-... read more

Voice

Unknown.

Habitat

Forest in hilly areas, where lives on the ground. Between 300 and 1400 m.

Food and feeding

Insects.

Breeding

Unknown.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. True status of species has until recently been concealed by the fact that it was treated as conspecific with Bornean C. radiceus. Present... read more

Recommended citation

Payne, R. & Sharpe, C.J. (2017). Sumatran Ground-cuckoo (Carpococcyx viridis). 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/54848 on 22 June 2017).