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Brush cuckoo

Binomial name: Cacomantis variolosus, Nicholas Aylward Vigors & Thomas Horsfield, 1826

The Brush Cuckoo (Cacomantis variolosus) is a member of the cuckoo order of birds, the Cuculiformes, which also includes the roadrunners, the anis, and the Hoatzin.

The Brush Cuckoo is native to the east coast of Australia and northern New Guinea. It is grey-brown with a buff breast and its call is very familiar of the Australian bush.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Cuculiformes
Family
Cuculidae
Genus
Cacomantis
Species
Cacomantis variolosus

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Brush cuckoo (Cacomantis variolosus)

Brush cuckoo (Cacomantis variolosus)

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Brush cuckoo (Cacomantis variolosus)

Brush cuckoo (Cacomantis variolosus)

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Distribution map of Brush cuckoo, Cacomantis variolosus in Thailand

Range map of Cacomantis variolosus in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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