Levaillant's Cuckoo

It is a brood parasite, using the nests of bulbuls and babblers.

The Levaillant's Cuckoo is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Levaillant's Cuckoo, Clamator levaillantii is a cuckoo which is a resident breeding species in Africa south of the Sahara. It is foundin bushy habitats. It is a brood parasite, using the nests of bulbuls and babblers. This species is 37.5 cm (15") long, longer tailed than Pied Cuckoo, and with a more heavily streaked throat. There are two colour morphs. The light morph is black above, faintly glossed bluish or greenish. The throat streaking may extend on to the sides. More

For the purposes of our bird news services, Levaillant's Cuckoo is classed as Ungraded: species which are unlikely to appear as wild birds in Britain or Ireland hide section Most recent photos of Levaillant's Cuckoo (1) Lamin village, Western Division, Gambia Lamin village, Western Division, Gambia26/11/2007 Lamin village, Western Division, Gambia 26/11/2007 View all pictures of Levaillant's Cuckoo View all pictures of Levaillant's Cuckoo show section External Links (0) We currently have no More

The Levaillant's Cuckoo is a Southern African bird that belongs to the cuculidae bird family group which includes birds such as Old World Cuckoos, Malkohas. The description for the Levaillant's Cuckoo (Latin name Clamator levaillantii) can be found in the 7th Edition of the Roberts Birds of Southern Africa. The Clamator levaillantii can be quickly identified by its unique Roberts identification number of 381 and the detailed description of this bird is on page 201. More

Levaillant's Cuckoo is found in the following countries: 1. Angola 2. Benin 3. Botswana 4. Cameroon 5. Central African Republic 6. Chad 7. Congo 8. Côte d'Ivoire 9. More

The immature Levaillant's cuckoo (left) was photographed in August 2008 at Magongo Hill, courtesy of Anabel Harries. The adult on the right was seen at Oldonyo Sambu in January 2009 and the adult in the lower image was seen at Lake Eyasi in December 2009, courtesy of Chris Schmeling. More

Order : Cuculiformes
Family : Cuculidae
Genus : Clamator
Species : levaillantii
Authority : (Swainson, 1829)