Backyard Birds

White-crowned Cuckoos or White-crowned Koels

The White-crowned Cuckoo or White-crowned Koel (Caliechthrus leucolophus or Cacomantis leucolophus) is a cuckoo found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, occurring on New Guinea and the neighboring Salawati Island.


This species is often placed in the monotypic genus Caliechthrus but it has a similar song to cuckoos of the genus Cacomantis and is genetically similar to the Pallid Cuckoo (Cacomantis pallidus).

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