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The greater coucal (Centropus sinensis) belongs to the family Cuculidae under the order Cuculiformes.

Greater coucal taxonomy

The family Cuculidae comprises six subfamilies and is divided into about thirty genera. This family was first described by William Elford Leach, MD, FRS (2 February 1791 – 25 August 1836), an English zoologist and marine biologist, in the year 1820.

The type species (Cuculus canorus) of this family was first introduced by Carl Linnaeus (23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist, in the year 1758.

The genus Centropus was first described by Carl Linnaeus in the year 1766. The genus Centropus comprises about 30 species.

The species Centropus sinensis was first introduced (as Polophilus sinensis) by James Francis Stephens (16 September 1792 – 22 December 1852), an English entomologist and naturalist, in the year 1815.

The species Centropus sinensis is polytypic and comprises six subspecies, C. s. sinensis, C. s. parroti, C. s. intermedius, C. s. anonymus, C. s. bubutus and C. s. kangeangensis.

Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Centropus sinensis
Species:C. sinensis
Greater coucal - Centropus sinensis
1.Greater coucal - Centropus sinensis
Photo by Shivramsagar


Centropus sinensis
2.Greater coucal - Centropus sinensis
Photo by Shantanu Kuveskar

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3.Greater coucal - Centropus sinensis

Centropus sinensis
4.Greater coucal - Centropus sinensis
Photo by Deepugn

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5.Greater coucal - Centropus sinensis
Photo by Dhaval Vargiya

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6.Greater coucal - Centropus sinensis
Photo by J.M.Garg

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7.Centropus sinensis juvenile
Photo by J.M.Garg

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8.Greater coucal - Centropus sinensis
Photo by Selvaganesh17

Centropus sinensis
9.Centropus sinensis
Photo by Selvaganesh17


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1.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Shivramsagar | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
2.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Shantanu Kuveskar | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
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Author: ARUN THANGARAJ | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
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Author: Deepugn | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
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Author: Dhaval Vargiya | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
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Author: J.M.Garg | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
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Author: J.M.Garg | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
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Author: Selvaganesh17 | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
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Author: Selvaganesh17 | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
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