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Oriental Cuckoo song
(Cuculus optatus)
Herman van Oosten XC36333
16-06-2009, Russian Federation

Alternate name
Cuculus optatus Scientific name 
Cuculiformes Order
Cuculidae Family   
30-32 cm Length
Subtropical/tropical montane moist forest, boreal forest, shrubland, up to 4,500 m, in:- (Alaska, rare/acc) [Australia:- Ashmore Reef and Cartier Island, Christmas Island, New South Wales & Queensland] China, Finland, [Indonesia:- Java, New Guinea,] Island of Borneo, Island of New Guinea, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, [Melanesia:- (Papua New Guinea:- Bismark)] [Micronesia:-  Palau,] Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Snares Island, Solomons archipelago, South Korea, Sumatra, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan Habitat-Altitude-Range
1 Egg per host. Clutch  
Insects, larvae. Food   Diet
      Habits
1204 World Number

Least Concern

Status
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