Oriental Bird Images

Sulawesi Cuckoo Cuculus crassirostris  
Sulawesi Cuckoo
Photographer : © Melike Saylam
Location :La Bundo Bundo, Buton, Sulawesi, Indonesia
Date : 3 August 2009
English synonyms:Celebes Cuckoo, Sulawesi Hawk Cuckoo, Sulawesi Hawk-Cuckoo, Celebes Hawk Cuckoo, Celebes Hawk-Cuckoo
Bird Family :Cuculidae - Old World Cuckoos, Koels & Malkohas
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Photograph taken during an Operation Wallacea field season.

This bird was photographed near sea-level, at an altitude of around 50m. Most sources list this as a montane species that only occurs >500m. However, we regularly record this species considerably below this altitude on Buton Island, and this photo is a nice demonstration that it is not a strictly montane species (at least locally). - Tom Martin

Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic species endemic to Sulawesi, Indonesia.
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