Pavonine Cuckoo Dromococcyx pavoninus
Version: 1.0 — Published December 11, 2009
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Monotypic; no described geographic variation.
Sorenson and Payne (2005) divide the cuckoos into five subfamilies, two of which (Crotophaginae and Neomorphinae) are endemic to the New World and one of which is global in distribution (Cuculinae). The two species of Dromococcyx together with the Striped Cuckoo Tapera naevia form a monophyletic clade (or, strictly speaking, a holophyletic group) of brood parasitic cuckoos within the Neomorphinae (Sorenson and Payne 2005).