Common Cuckoo
Cuculus canorus

– near passerine, slightly larger than Common Blackbird
– nocturnal migrant, local diurnal movements
– migrates singly


Common Cuckoo Cuculus c. canorus, F
BIF1933, 31/05/2014, Buir Nuur, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

Common Cuckoo Cuculus c. canorus, F
BIF1934, 31/05/2014, Buir Nuur, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

Common Cuckoo Cuculus c. canorus, M
BIF1935, 30/07/2010, Hortobágy, Hungary, Mathias Putze

Common Cuckoo Cuculus c. canorus, M
BIF1936, 30/07/2010, Hortobágy, Hungary, Mathias Putze

Common Cuckoo Cuculus c. canorus, M
BIF1937, 30/07/2010, Hortobágy, Hungary, Mathias Putze

Common Cuckoo Cuculus c. canorus, M
BIF1938, 09/06/2016, Khovsgol, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

Common Cuckoo Cuculus c. canorus, M
BIF1939, 09/06/2016, Khovsgol, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

Common Cuckoo Cuculus c. canorus, M
BIF1940, 09/06/2016, Khovsgol, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

Common Cuckoo Cuculus c. canorus, F
BIF1941, 02/06/2011, Tash Gai Nuur, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

Common Cuckoo Cuculus c. canorus, F
BIF1942, 02/06/2011, Tash Gai Nuur, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

Common Cuckoo Cuculus c. canorus, F, rufous morphe
BIF1950, 31/05/2015, Wilsen, Germany, Roland Neumann

Common Cuckoo Cuculus c. canorus
BIF1943, 26/05/2015, Jüterbog, Germany, Mathias Putze

Common Cuckoo Cuculus c. canorus
BIF1944, 02/06/2011, Tash Gai Nuur, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

Common Cuckoo Cuculus c. canorus
BIF1945, 02/06/2011, Tash Gai Nuur, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

voice: supposed to be nonvocal during migration

note: due to contradictory statements in literature we did not age the birds

comparison species:
Oriental Cuckoo
Levant Sparrowhawk
Eurasian Sparrowhawk
Lesser Kestrel
Common Kestrel

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