Thursday, 11 September 2014

Order - Cuculiformes
Family - Cuculidae (Cuckoos)
Plaintive Cuckoo
Cacomantis merulinus
八声杜鹃
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Taxonomy update for 2013
Plaintive Cuckoo (Cacomantis merulinus) is split into two species,
with Gray-bellied Cuckoo in the Indian subcontinent and
Plaintive Cuckoo occupying most of the rest of the range in
the Himalayas and Southeast Asia :
- Plaintive Cuckoo (Cacomantis merulinus)
- Gray-bellied Cuckoo (Cacomantis passerinus)

    Size : 18–23·5 cm; 19·5–32 g
    
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Cacomantis merulinus querulus (Heine, 1863)
    – Assam and Lower Bengal E to S China (including Hainan), and S through Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam to N Peninsular Malaysia; some migrate S to peninsular India and SE Asia.
  • Cacomantis merulinus threnodes (Cabanis & Heine, 1863)
    – S Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra (with islands of Nias, Siberut and Enggano) and Borneo.
  • Cacomantis merulinus lanceolatus (S. Müller, 1843)
    – Java and Bali.
  • Cacomantis merulinus merulinus (Scopoli, 1786)
    – Sulawesi and Philippines.

Cacomantis merulinus ssp. querulus
Date : 02 February 2015
Location : Kek Lok Tong, Ipoh, Daerah Kinta, Perak

Cacomantis merulinus ssp. querulus
Date : 02 February 2015
Location : Kek Lok Tong, Ipoh, Daerah Kinta, Perak

Cacomantis merulinus ssp. querulus
Date : 13 August 2014
Location : Kek Lok Tong, Ipoh, Daerah Kinta, Perak

Cacomantis merulinus ssp. querulus
Date : 20 October 2014
Location : Kek Lok Tong, Ipoh, Daerah Kinta, Perak

Cacomantis merulinus ssp. querulus
Date : 20 October 2014
Location : Kek Lok Tong, Ipoh, Daerah Kinta, Perak

Cacomantis merulinus ssp. querulus
Date : 12 October 2014
Location : Kek Lok Tong, Ipoh, Daerah Kinta, Perak

Cacomantis merulinus ssp. querulus
Date : 13 August 2014
Location : Kek Lok Tong, Ipoh, Daerah Kinta, Perak

Cacomantis merulinus ssp. querulus
Date : 20 August 2014
Location : Kek Lok Tong, Ipoh, Daerah Kinta, Perak

Cacomantis merulinus ssp. querulus
Date : 13 August 2014
Location : Kek Lok Tong, Ipoh, Daerah Kinta, Perak

Cacomantis merulinus ssp. querulus
Date : 01 October 2012
Location : Kek Lok Tong, Ipoh, Daerah Kinta, Perak

Cacomantis merulinus ssp. querulus
Date : 01 October 2012
Location : Kek Lok Tong, Ipoh, Daerah Kinta, Perak

Cacomantis merulinus ssp. querulus
Date : 01 October 2012
Location : Kek Lok Tong, Ipoh, Daerah Kinta, Perak

Cacomantis merulinus ssp. querulus
Date : 01 October 2012
Location : Kek Lok Tong, Ipoh, Daerah Kinta, Perak

Cacomantis merulinus ssp. querulus
Date : 30 September 2012
Location : Kek Lok Tong, Ipoh, Daerah Kinta, Perak

Cacomantis merulinus ssp. querulus
Date : 30 September 2012
Location : Kek Lok Tong, Ipoh, Daerah Kinta, Perak

Cacomantis merulinus ssp. querulus
Date : 30 September 2012
Location : Kek Lok Tong, Ipoh, Daerah Kinta, Perak

Cacomantis merulinus ssp. querulus
Date : 30 September 2012
Location : Kek Lok Tong, Ipoh, Daerah Kinta, Perak

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