Cacomantis sonneratii   (Latham,  1790) (Bird)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Aves

Image copyrights: Dr. manjeet singh

Size: 24 cm

A slim cuckoo bright rufous above conspicuously cross-barred with brown, whitish below with fine wavy cross-bars, also on sides of head and neck. Tail rufous tipped with white, and subtipped black. Sexes alike.

Voice: Distinct four- noted whistle wee-ti-tee-ti pleasant, but persistent and monotonous. It also has a clear whistling ventriloquial song tee-tiee-teeti-teeti in ascending scale.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Banded Bay Cuckoo
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine
IUCN Status:  Least Concern


• Kerala, Kol wetlands (Lat: 10.66) (Long: 76.18) INDIA
• Kerala, Kol wetlands (Lat: 10.33) (Long: 75.96) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Nameer, PO (2005) Wetlands and waterfowl conservation in kerala with special reference to Ramsar sites kerala environment congress 2005 Centre for environment and development 97-112 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • (2003) IUCN Red list of threatened species Available at -
  • birds of the world Available at -
  • Davidar, Priya; Yoganand, K; Ganesh, T and Nayak, KG (2007) Avifauna of the andaman islands: preliminary inventory and distributional patterns Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 104(3) 298-310 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Ali, S (1977) The book of Indian birds Bombay Natural History Society 175 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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