Many people know organisms only by the common names, or "vernacular" names. Unlike scientific names, common names are almost always different for speakers of different languages. They may also vary regionally within a language. This tab shows all the common names provided to EOL for this organism from a variety of providers, including EOL curators. Currently we can only set one preferred common name per language on a given EOL page, but all the names should be searchable.

Common names listed by language

Preferred marks the preferred name for each language.

English

Name Sources Status
Common Cuckoo Michаel Frаnkis, Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), BibAlex LifeDesk, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), NCBI Taxonomy, South African Vertebrates, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012, uBio, xeno-canto Bird Sounds Trusted
Common cuckoo and Eurasian cuckoo Anage Data Trusted
Common Northern Cuckoo Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Cuckoo Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), BibAlex LifeDesk, IUCN Red List, Monthly ARKive text import , South African Vertebrates, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Fauna Aves, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Lei Aves, uBio Trusted
Eurasian Cuckoo Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), Phthiraptera, South African Vertebrates, uBio Trusted
European Cuckoo Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), BibAlex LifeDesk, IUCN Red List, South African Vertebrates, uBio Trusted
European Grey Cuckoo South African Vertebrates Unknown
Gray Cuckoo Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Gray Eurasian Cuckoo Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Gray European Cuckoo Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Grey Cuckoo Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), South African Vertebrates Unknown
Grey Eurasian Cuckoo Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Grey European Cuckoo Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Kamtschatkan Cuckoo Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Khasia Hills cuckoo Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), uBio Unknown

Afrikaans

Name Sources Status
Europese Koekoek Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), South African Vertebrates, uBio Trusted

Albanian

Name Sources Status
qyqja Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Arabic

Name Sources Status
أم الحمام، سمساح Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
الوقواق Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
الوقواق أم الحمام، سمساح Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
الوقواق المألوف Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
وقواق BibAlex LifeDesk Trusted

Armenian

Name Sources Status
[Sovorakan Kku ] Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Սովորական Կկու Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Azerbaijani

Name Sources Status
Ququ quşu Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Basque

Name Sources Status
Cucut Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Kuku Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Kukua Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Belarusian

Name Sources Status
ziaziula Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Звычайная зязюля Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
зязюля Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Breton

Name Sources Status
Ar goukoug Eurazia Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Koukoug Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Bulgarian

Name Sources Status
obiknovena kukuvica Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Обикновена кукувица Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Catalan

Name Sources Status
Cucui Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Cucut Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Tórtola Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Chinese

Name Sources Status
喀咕 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted
大杜鹃 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted
布谷 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted
郭公 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted
Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted

Chinese (Simplified)

Name Sources Status
喀咕 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Fauna Aves, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Lei Aves Trusted
大杜鹃 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Fauna Aves, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Lei Aves Trusted
布谷 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Fauna Aves, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Lei Aves Trusted
郭公 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Fauna Aves, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Lei Aves Trusted
Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Lei Aves Trusted
鸤鸠(辞典) Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Fauna Aves Trusted

Chuvash

Name Sources Status
Ахаль куккук Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Cornish

Name Sources Status
Cok Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
durenn Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
kog Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
koukou Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Croatian

Name Sources Status
kukavica Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Obična kukavica Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Czech

Name Sources Status
Kukacka obecná Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
kukaèka obecná Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
kukačka Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Kukačka obecná Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Danish

Name Sources Status
Gøg Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Dutch

Name Sources Status
Koekoek Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), South African Vertebrates, uBio Trusted
Koekoek (vogel) Unknown Trusted

Esperanto

Name Sources Status
Kukolo Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Kukulo Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Estonian

Name Sources Status
Kägu Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Faroese

Name Sources Status
geykur Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Finnish

Name Sources Status
Käki Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Trusted

French

Name Sources Status
Coucou Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Coucou d'Europe Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Coucou gris Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), BibAlex LifeDesk, IUCN Red List, Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel, South African Vertebrates, uBio Trusted

Galician

Name Sources Status
Cuco Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Cucut Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
rula común Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Georgian

Name Sources Status
გუგული Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

German

Name Sources Status
Kuckuck Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), BibAlex LifeDesk, South African Vertebrates, uBio Trusted

Greek

Name Sources Status
(Ευρωπαϊκός) Κούκος Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
koukοs Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Κούκος Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
κοϋκος Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Guarani

Name Sources Status
Jeruti Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Hebrew

Name Sources Status
קוקיה אירופאית Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
קוקיה אירופית Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
קוקייה אירופית Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), uBio Trusted

Hungarian

Name Sources Status
Kakukk Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Icelandic

Name Sources Status
Gaukur Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Indonesian

Name Sources Status
Kangkok Erasia Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Irish

Name Sources Status
Cuach Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Cuco Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Italian

Name Sources Status
Cuculo Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), uBio Trusted
Cuculo eurasiatico Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Turtureina Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Japanese

Name Sources Status
gappou-dori Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Kakko Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
kakkou Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
kakkou-dori Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
kanko-dori Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
カッコウ Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), uBio Trusted
カッコウドリ Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
カンコドリ Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
ガッポウドリ Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Kazakh

Name Sources Status
Кәдімгі кєкек Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Korean

Name Sources Status
뻐꾸기 Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Latvian

Name Sources Status
dzeguze Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Lithuanian

Name Sources Status
gegute Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Gegutė Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Gegužė Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Giegutė Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Kukūžė Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Macedonian

Name Sources Status
kukavica Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
кукавица Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Maltese

Name Sources Status
daqquqa kaħla Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Manx

Name Sources Status
cooag Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Mongolian

Name Sources Status
Хөхөө Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Northern Sami

Name Sources Status
giehka Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Norwegian

Name Sources Status
Gjøk Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Occitan

Name Sources Status
Cocut Cédric Valmary Trusted
coguol Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Trusted
Tortora Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Untrusted

Polish

Name Sources Status
kukulka Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Kukulka czubata Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
kukułka Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Kukułka czubata Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Kukułka zwyczajna Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Cuco-canoro South African Vertebrates Unknown

Raeto-Romance

Name Sources Status
cucu Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
turturella Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Romanian

Name Sources Status
Cuc Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
turturica Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Russian

Name Sources Status
obyknovennaja kukuška Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Obyknovennaya Kukushka Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), uBio Trusted
Кукушка обыкновенная Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), uBio Trusted
Обыкновенная кукушка Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), uBio Trusted

Sardinian

Name Sources Status
Cuccheddu Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
cucu Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
cucu-i Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
cucuevvai Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Cucui Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
cucumarei Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Cucuperra Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
cucuperra-i Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Cucuperrai Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Paccheddu Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
pacheddu Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
puzone de ‘ide Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Scottish Gaelic

Name Sources Status
Cuach Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Cuthag Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Serbian

Name Sources Status
kukavica Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
obicna kukavica Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Obična kukavica Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
кукавица Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Slovak

Name Sources Status
Kukačka obyčajná Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
kukučka Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Kukučka jarabá Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Kukučka obyčajná Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Slovenian

Name Sources Status
kukavica Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
navadna kukavica Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Spanish

Name Sources Status
Cuclillo Europeo Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Cuco Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), uBio Trusted
Cuco común Vicente Zumel García, Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Trusted
Cuco Europeo Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), uBio Trusted
Cuculus canorus Unknown Trusted

Swahili

Name Sources Status
Kekeo wa Ulaya Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Swedish

Name Sources Status
Gök Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), uBio Trusted

Thai

Name Sources Status
นกคัคคูพันธุ์ยุโรป Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Turkish

Name Sources Status
Guguk Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Turkmen

Name Sources Status
Guguk Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Ukrainian

Name Sources Status
zozulja Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Звичайна зозуля Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
зозуля Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Vietnamese

Name Sources Status
Cu cu Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Welsh

Name Sources Status
Cethlydd Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Cog Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Cwcw Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Côg Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Gwcw Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Y gog Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Western Frisian

Name Sources Status
Koekoek Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

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