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Cacomantis castaneiventris

Cacomantis castaneiventris (*)

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Cladus: Avemetatarsalia
Cladus: Ornithodira
Subtaxon: Dinosauromorpha
Cladus: Dinosauriformes
Cladus: Dracohors
Cladus: Dinosauria
Ordo: Saurischia
Cladus: Eusaurischia
Subordo: Theropoda
Cladus: Neotheropoda
Cladus: Averostra
Cladus: Tetanurae
Cladus: Avetheropoda
Cladus: Coelurosauria
Cladus: Tyrannoraptora
Cladus: Maniraptoromorpha
Cladus: Maniraptoriformes
Cladus: Maniraptora
Cladus: Pennaraptora
Cladus: Paraves
Cladus: Eumaniraptora
Cladus: Avialae
Infraclassis: Aves
Cladus: Euavialae
Cladus: Avebrevicauda
Cladus: Pygostylia
Cladus: Ornithothoraces
Cladus: Ornithuromorpha
Cladus: Carinatae
Parvclassis: Neornithes
Cohors: Neognathae
Cladus: Neoaves
Ordo: Cuculiformes

Familia: Cuculidae
Genus: Cacomantis
Species: Cacomantis castaneiventris

Cacomantis castaneiventris (Gould, 1867)

Annals and Magazine of Natural History 20 p. 269
Vernacular names
čeština: Kukačka hnědobřichá
English: Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo
Türkçe: Kestane göğüslü guguk

The chestnut-breasted cuckoo (Cacomantis castaneiventris) is a species of cuckoo in the family Cuculidae. It is found in Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

Three subspecies are currently recognised:[2]

Cacomantis castaneiventris arfakianus (Salvadori, 1889) – Parts of western New Guinea.
Cacomantis castaneiventris weiskei (Reichenow, 1900) – Eastern New Guinea.
Cacomantis castaneiventris castaneiventris (Gould, 1867) – Aru Islands in Indonesia and the Cape York Peninsula in Australia.


The chestnut-breasted cuckoo is about 22–25 centimetres (8.7–9.8 in) long. Adults have a dark slaty grey-blue head, back and wings, deep rufous breast and underparts and barred black and white tail. Immatures are dull greyish cinnamon on the head and wings, grading to dull mid brown on the outer parts of the wings, and pale buff or cinnamon on the breast and underparts. The tail is barred mid brown and white. Both adults and immatures have a yellow orbital eye ring.[3]

The chestnut-breasted cuckoo is slightly smaller than the similar brush cuckoo (C. variolosus) and fan-tailed cuckoo (C. flabelliformis), but the breast and underparts of the adult chestnut-breasted cuckoo is much darker.[3]

BirdLife International (2016). "Cacomantis castaneiventris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22683932A93008289. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22683932A93008289.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
"Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis)". Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
Morcombe, Michael (2000). Field guide to Australian birds. Archerfield, Queensland: Steve Parish Publishing. pp. 192–193. ISBN 1-876282-10-X.

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