Oriental Cuckoo

Cuculus optatus

Order

CUCULIFORMES

Family

Cuckoos, Roadrunners and Anis (Cuculidae)

Code 4

ORCU

Code 6

CUCOPT

ITIS

HEAD

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

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BODY

Oriental Cuckoo Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 30-33 cm (12-13 in)
  • Weight: 116 g (4.1 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray
  • Underparts: White with dark gray barring.
  • Upperparts: Gray
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked

FLIGHT

Oriental Cuckoo Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: While flying, keeps wings low, not raising them above the horizontal plane, with deep downstroke ending well below body.
  • Wingspan Range: 71 cm (28 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Spotted
  • Upper Tail: Dark Gray
  • Under Tail: Dark Gray
  • Leg Color: Yellow
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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