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Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus xanthorhynchus(Horsfield, 1821)

Violet cuckoo

Image acquired with permission from the Natural History Museum at Tring, United Kingdom. Specimen collected by A. R. Wallace. Specimen locality: Sumatra
Label transcription: [Collected by A.R. Wallace. 1861 Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus. Horsf. ♂. Sumatra. 75.] [No. 1861. Brit. Mus. Reg. ♂ Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus Loc. Sumatra Ex. Coll. A.R.Wallace.]

Species known to occur in Singapore.
Imaged Wallace Specimen from Sumatra.

Taxon Information

Vertebrata: Aves: Cuculiformes: Cuculidae (Cuckoos)
Taxon Name (original as given on label):
Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus
A.R. Wallace
Locality of Specimen:
Specimen Repository:
Natural History Museum Tring