Coral-billed Ground-Cuckoo

Coral-billed Ground-Cuckoo / Carpococcyx renauldi

Coral-billed Ground-Cuckoo

Here the details of the Coral-billed Ground-Cuckoo named bird below:

SCI Name:  Carpococcyx renauldi
Protonym:  Carpococcyx Renauldi Bull.Mus.Hist.Nat.Paris 2 p.314
Taxonomy:  Cuculiformes / Cuculidae /
Taxonomy Code:  cbgcuc1
Type Locality:  Province of Quang-tri, Annam.
Publish Year:  1896
IUCN Status:  


(Cuculidae; Bornean Ground Cuckoo C. radiceus) Gr. καρπος karpos  fruit; κοκκυξ kokkux, κοκκυγος kokkugos  cuckoo; the birds in this genus were formerly known as ‘fruit cuckoos’, but feed mainly on beetles and other insects;  "*CARPOCOCCYX, n.  Calobatesa, Temm.  C. radiceus, (Temm.) n., Pl. col. 538.   ...   a Similar to a name used in Entomology." (G. R. Gray 1840); "Carpococcyx G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 56.  New name for Calobates Temminck, not of Kaup. 1   ....    1  Gray renamed Calobates Temminck, because it was "similar to a word used in entomology"; he overlooked Calobates Kaup, apparently having in mind only Calobata Meigen, 1803, Diptera." (Peters, 1940, IV, p. 64).
Synon. Calobates.

Père P. Nicolas Renauld (1839-1898) French missionary to Annam (Indochina) (Carpococcyx).