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Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo

Cercococcyx montanus

The barred long-tailed cuckoo, known scientifically as Cercococcyx montanus, is a captivating species within the Cuculidae family. This bird is distinguished by its elongated tail and the barred pattern that adorns its plumage.

Identification Tips

When attempting to identify this species, one should look for the characteristic long tail and the distinctive barring across the body. The barred long-tailed cuckoo's appearance is quite unique within its habitat, making it easier to distinguish from other species.

Habitat

This species thrives in the montane forests of the Albertine Rift, a region known for its high biodiversity and unique ecosystems.

Distribution

The barred long-tailed cuckoo is found not only in the Albertine Rift montane forests but also in various locations throughout East Africa, where its presence is somewhat disjunct.

Conservation status

According to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the barred long-tailed cuckoo is currently classified as Least Concern. This suggests that, for now, the species does not face immediate threats of extinction in the wild.

The barred long-tailed cuckoo is a species that captures the essence of the diverse avian life found within the montane forests of East Africa. Its status as Least Concern is a testament to the resilience of this species, but it remains essential to monitor its population to ensure it continues to thrive in its natural habitat.

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Adarsh Nagda
11 Dec 2023 - 2:54am
Kenya

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