Sumatran Ground-Cuckoo

An Indonesian endemic, the Sumatran Ground Cuckoo is distributed to rainforests of southern Sumatra. Before it was rediscovered and photographed in 1997 by Andjar Rafiastanto, this elusive species was known only from eight specimens.

The Sumatran Ground-Cuckoo is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

Sumatran Ground-cuckoo Carpococcyx viridis Species Champion Become a BirdLife Species Champion for this bird For information about BirdLife Species Champions and Species Guardians visit the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme. More

range of Sumatran Ground-cuckoos, and to identify critical habitat for the bird. Want to hear the call of the Sumatran Ground-cuckoo? Source: Birdlife South Africa. “Cuckoo Calls Forth. More

photographed a Sumatran Ground-cuckoo (Carpococcyx viridis), one of Asia's rarest birds. The endemic ground-cuckoo has only been recorded once previously in the last 90 years, when a bird was trapped in southern Sumatra in 1997. Prior to that, only eight specimen records existed. "We've photographed Rhinoceros Hornbills and Great Argus before but we couldn't believe it when we photographed a Sumatran Ground-cuckoo," said Yoan Dinata, field team leader of Fauna & Flora International's Indonesia Programme. More

The Sumatran Ground-cuckoo is known to be one of the world's most rare and secretive birds, and is restricted to Sumatra's deep jungles and rainforests. Physical Description It is quite large and can grow up to 55cm long. It is a long-tailed terrestrial cuckoo.The plumage is green on the upperparts with a black crown, green bill and legs. The bare skin is a bluish green color on top with brown below. More

record of Sumatran Ground-cuckoo for nine years Zoom In Tiger trap goes cuckoo = 06-07-2006 A camera-trap operated by a joint Indonesian and British team of scientists surveying for tigers in a former logging concession close to Kerinci Seblat National Park in northern Sumatra, Indonesia, has photographed a Sumatran Ground-cuckoo Carpococcyx viridis, one of Asia’s rarest birds. More

Information on the Sumatran ground-cuckoo is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly. Authentication - This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. If you are able to help please contact: References - 1. IUCN Red List (May, 2009) http://www.iucnredlist. More

The call of Sumatran Ground-cuckoo Carpococcyx viridis has been recorded for the first time, giving conservationists further encouragement in efforts to save the elusive bird from extinction. The recording was made from a lone ground-cuckoo, brought to conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) after being trapped by local hunters. “Surveying birds in tropical forests is a real challenge since birds are often hidden from view in dense vegetation,” commented Dr Stuart Butchart of BirdLife International. More

Order : Cuculiformes
Family : Cuculidae
Genus : Carpococcyx
Species : viridis
Authority : Salvadori, 1879