Brush Cuckoo

Cacomantis variolosus

Order

CUCULIFORMES

Family

Cuckoos, Roadrunners and Anis (Cuculidae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

CACVAR

ITIS

HEAD

Brush Cuckoo Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Head pattern: Solid
  • Crown Color: Gray
  • Forehead Color: Gray
  • Nape Color: Gray
  • Throat Color: Pale gray to buff.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Brush Cuckoo Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 19-23 cm (7.5-9 in)
  • Weight: 34 g (1.2 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Gray
  • Underparts: Buff
  • Upperparts: Gray
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Brush Cuckoo Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: They have a straight path and use sharp wingbeats that have a slight pause between them.
  • Wingspan Range: 112-119 cm (44-47 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Long dark tail with white spots underneath.
  • Upper Tail: Dark gray.
  • Under Tail: Gray with white spots.
  • Leg Color: Pink-brown
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