Common Cuckoo

Cuculus canorus

Order

CUCULIFORMES

Family

Cuckoos, Roadrunners and Anis (Cuculidae)

Code 4

COCU

Code 6

CUCCAN

ITIS

HEAD

Common Cuckoo Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Curved (up or down)
  • Eye Color: Dark brown to brown-black.
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Gray
  • Forehead Color: Gray
  • Nape Color: Gray
  • Throat Color: Pale Gray
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Common Cuckoo Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 32-37 cm (12.5-14.5 in)
  • Weight: 113 g (4 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray
  • Underparts: Pale gray with narrow dark gray bars.
  • Upperparts: Gray
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Breast Pattern: Barred or banded

FLIGHT

Common Cuckoo Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Distinctive low-wing flight. Wings are barely raised above horizontal plane and depressed far below the body at the bottom of the downstroke.
  • Wingspan Range: 71-76 cm (28-30 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid with white edging.
  • Upper Tail: Dark Gray
  • Under Tail: Pale Gray
  • Leg Color: Yellow
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X