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  • Hughes, J. M. 1996. Phylogenetic analysis of the Cuculidae (Aves, Cuculiformes) using behavioral and ecological characters. Auk 113:10-22.
  • Hughes, J. M. 2000. Monophyly and phylogeny of cuckoos (Aves, Cuculidae) inferred from osteological characters. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 130: 263-307.
  • Johnson, K. P., S. M. Goodman, and S. M. Lanyon. 2000. A phylogenetic study of the Malagasy couas with insights into cuckoo relationships. Mol. Phylogenet. and Evol. 14: 436–444.
  • Korzun, L. P., Erard, C., Gasc, J. P., and Dzerzhinsky, F. J. 2003. Biomechanical features of the bill and and jaw apparatus of cuckoos, turacos and the hoatzin in relation to food acquisition and processing. Ostrich 74(1-2):48-57.
  • Kruger, O. and N. B. Davies. 2002. The evolution of cuckoo parasitism: a comparative analysis. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 269(1489):375-381.
  • Payne, R. B. 1997. Family Cuculidae (Cuckoos). Pages 508-607 in Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 4. J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, and J. Sargatal, eds. BirdLife/Lynx Edixions, Barcelona.
  • Payne, R. B. 2005. The Cuckoos. Bird Families of the World XV. Oxford University Press, New York.
  • Posso, S. R. and R. J. Donatelli. 2006. Phylogenetic analysis of Cuculiformes (Aves) based on osteology, behavior and ecology: systematics and evolutionary implications. Revista Brasileira de Zoologia 23(3):608-629.
  • Sorenson, M.D. and R.B. Payne. 2005. Molecular systematics: cuckoo phylogeny inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences. Pp. 68-94 in R.B. Payne. Bird Families of the World: Cuckoos. Oxford University Press.
  • WoRMS (2015). Cuculidae. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at


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