Taxon profile


Lesser Coucal
Centropus bengalensis (Gmelin, 1788)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Cuculiformes - cuckoos »  family Cuculidae - cuckoos »  genus Centropus

Scientific synonyms

Cuculus bengalensis Gmelin, 1788

Least Concern LC


Intertaxon relationships

Included taxa

Number of records: 6

subspecies Centropus bengalensis bengalensis (Gmelin, 1788)
subspecies Centropus bengalensis javanensis (Dumont, 1818)
subspecies Centropus bengalensis lignator Swinhoe, 1861
subspecies Centropus bengalensis medius Bonaparte, 1850
subspecies Centropus bengalensis sarasinorum Stresemann, 1912

Links and literature

EN Bird Life 3 [22684254]

Bird Life [] [as Centropus bengalensis (Gmelin, 1788)]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2018
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [22684254]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Centropus bengalensis (Gmelin, 1788)]
Data retrieved on: 2 August 2018
EN Australian Faunal Directory [3b30bacd-6ebe-42ec-be9d-0e86b3f217dd]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Centropus bengalensis (Gmelin, 1788)]
Data retrieved on: 8 February 2015
EN Gill F., Donsker D. & Rasmussen P. (eds): IOC World Bird List 11.1 [] [as Centropus bengalensis (Gmelin, JF, 1788)]
Data retrieved on: 4 December 2021
EN del Hoyo J., Elliott A., Sargatal J., Christie D.A. & de Juana E. (eds.).: Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) Alive [], Lynx Edicions, Barcelona [as Centropus bengalensis J. F. Gmelin, 1788]
Data retrieved on: 28 November 2018
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Centropus bengalensis (Gmelin, 1788)]
EN Clements, J. F.: eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world 6.7, Cornell Lab of Ornithology [as Centropus bengalensis]
Data retrieved on: 7 April 2013

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