Fan Tailed Cuckoo

Fan Tailed Cuckoo

Fact Card

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Cacomantis flabelliformis
TYPE: Breeder
DIET: A variety of insect and their larvae, fruits and vegetables, small reptiles, mammals and birds, especially bird chicks.
RECORDED SIGHTINGS: Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti
GROUP NAME:  KINGDOM – Animalia / PHYLUM – Chordata / CLASS – Aves
ORDER Cuculiformes / FAMILYCuculidae / GENUSCacomantis

Video: Fan Tailed Cuckoo

Audio: Fan Tailed Cuckoo

IUCN Red List Status

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species - Category Scale Least Concern


  • Fan-tailed cuckoo. (2022, August 25). In Wikipedia. Link
  • IUCN (2016, October 1). Fan-tailed Cuckoo Cacomantis flabelliformis. ICUN Red List. Retrieved September 18, 2023, from Link
  • [Tony Baylis]. (2011, March 23). Fan-tailed Cuckoo Cacomantis flabelliformis [Audio]. Macaulay Library. Link
  • [Stephen Wallace]. (2012, January 19). Fan-tailed Cuckoo Cacomantis flabelliformis [Video]. Macaulay Library.Link

Additional Sources of Information

  • NatureFiji-MareqetiViti is Fiji’s only domestic NGO working solely for the conservation and sustainable management of Fiji’s unique natural heritage – Link


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