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Madagascar Cuckoo
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Information
Common Name Madagascar Lesser Cuckoo
Range Madagascar, it spends the non-breeding season in a number of countries in the African Great Lakes region and the Indian Ocean islands: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Cuculiformes
Family Cuculidae
Genus Cuculus
Species Cuculus rochii
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern
The Madagascan cuckoo (Cuculus rochii), also known as the Madagascar lesser cuckoo, is a species of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family. Though it breeds only in Madagascar, it spends the non-breeding season in a number of countries in the African Great Lakes region and the Indian Ocean islands: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia.

Description

The Madagascan cuckoo is a small, slim cuckoo, measuring 28 cm (11 in) in length.

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