(syn. Chrysococcyx Ϯ Dideric Cuckoo C. caprius) Gr. λαμπρος lampros  brilliant, glittering; μορφη morphē  form, figure; "LAMPROMORPHA* CHALCOPEPLA.   Mas. Lamp. supra splendide viridis, cupreo nitens; subtus alba, lateribus viridi-cupreo fasciatis; striga in capitis medio, secunda superciliari, alteraque maxillari, maculis tectricum alarum, remigum, rectricumque, duabus mediis exceptis, albis.   ...   * A group including the shining Cuckoos of Africa, India, and New Holland, indicated in the Transactions of the Linnean Society, vol. xv. p. 300." (Vigors 1831); "Lampromorpha Vigors, Proc. Comm. Zool. Soc. London, pt. 1, 1831, p. 92. Type, by monotypy, Lampromorpha chalcopepla Vigors = Cuculus caprius Boddaert." (Peters 1940, IV, 29).    Var. Lampromorphus.

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