(syn. Macropygia Ϯ Barred Cuckoo Dove M. tusalia) Gr. κοκκυξ kokkux, κοκκυγος kokkugos  cuckoo; ουρα oura  tail; "Since the above was written, the Society has received a description of this Dove from Mr. Hodgson (dated May 1, 1843), who applies to it the generic or subgeneric term Coccyzurus, remarking further in its Cuculine appearance.  ... Genus Coccyzura (olim Tusalia), Hodgson.  Bill long and slender, as in Columba: wings short: the third quill longest. Tail as in the Coccyzinæ, or very long, broad, and graduated throughout, with broad ends to the feathers.  ... Type. C. tusalia, Hodgson.  ... It has much the aspect of a Cuckoo, and the tail exactly of the Coccyzinæ, the bill of Columba proper, and the feet nearly of Ptilinopus. It represents Geopelia of the Ptylophyrinæ or rasorial Pigeons (ground Columbines), and is closely allied to, if not a subgenus of, Macropygia" (Hodgson 1843).  Var. Coccyzurus, Coccygura, Coccyxura.

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 15 December 2018).