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Taxonomic classification    Photos
The Asian emerald cuckoo (Chrysococcyx maculatus) belongs to the family Cuculidae, the sole taxon under the order Cuculiformes.

The family Cuculidae contains more than hundred species, comprised in several genera. The genus Chrysococcyx contains six Asio-African species and seven Australo-Papuan species. All the species under this genus are brood parasites.

The female Chrysococcyx maculatus lays egg in the nest of little spiderhunter (Arachnothera longirostra) or the crimson sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja). It watches the nest of the potential host, usually from a nearby tree and wait for the host to start laying eggs.

When the host is away from the nest, the female C. maculatus swoops down on the nest and removing one of the host eggs, replaces it with one of her own. Once the egg laying is accomplished, it looks for other potential nests for laying eggs.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Chrysococcyx maculatus
Species:C. maculatus
Genus:Chrysococcyx
Subfamily:-
Family:Cuculidae
Order:Cuculiformes
Class:Aves
Phylum:Chordata
Kingdom:Animalia
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Photos
Asian emerald cuckoo - Chrysococcyx maculatus
1.Asian emerald cuckoo photo by Somchai Kanchanasut

Asian emerald cuckoo - Chrysococcyx maculatus
2.Photo by Dibyendu Ash

Asian emerald cuckoo - Chrysococcyx maculatus
3.Photo by Mike Prince

Asian emerald cuckoo - Chrysococcyx maculatus
4.Photo by Jason Thompson

Asian emerald cuckoo - Chrysococcyx maculatus
5.Photo by JJ Harrison

Asian emerald cuckoo - Chrysococcyx maculatus
6.Photo by Somchai Kanchanasut

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1.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Male_Asian_Emerald_Cuckoo_(Chrysococcyx_maculatus)_on_branch.jpg (cropped)
Author: Somchai Kanchanasut | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 4/21/17
2.Photo source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Emerald_Cuckoo_Mahananda_WLS_West_Bengal_India_02.11.2015.jpg (cropped)
Author: Dibyendu Ash | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
3.Photo source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeprince/26546012463/in/photostream/ (cropped)
Author: Mike Prince | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 4/21/17
4.Photo source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/79492850@N00/10939298873/in/photostream/ (cropped)
Author: Jason Thompson | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 4/21/17
5.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chrysococcyx_maculatus_-_Khao_Yai.jpg (cropped)
Author: JJ Harrison (jjharrison89@facebook.com) | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
6.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Female_Asian_Emerald_Cuckoo_(Chrysococcyx_maculatus)_from_rear.jpg (cropped)
Author: Somchai Kanchanasut | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 4/21/17
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