Violet Cuckoo

The Violet 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 Violet Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus) is a species of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family. It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Republic of India, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. More

immature/sub-adult Violet Cuckoo, with a first breeding record for that species and the first local confirmation of a host species. I removed Asian Emerald Cuckoo from my list soon after. The later record from Mount Faber was seen by Wang Luan Keng and I around 1999. We both initially thought that the cuckoo was an Asian Emerald but subsequent research proved that, once again, the cuckoo was a Violet. As such, there has been no positive proof of Asian Emerald Cuckoo in Singapore…. More

Violet Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus)is a local resident and summer visitor in hilly regions of India. More

Violet Cuckoo, Vietnam, Cat Tien National Park February 2007 © Janos Olah / Birdquest Birdquest Send this as a postcard Violet Cuckoo - Violet Cuckoo, Thailand, Kaeng Krachen January 2009 © Nick Bray (Birdseekers) see our website for more pics Violet Cuckoo - Violet Cuckoo, Sabah, Borneo June 2009 © Rob Hutchinson/Birdtour Asia www.birdtourasia. More

Order : Cuculiformes
Family : Cuculidae
Genus : Chrysococcyx
Species : xanthorhynchus
Authority : (Horsfield, 1821)