Cuckoo, Koel and Bustard - Otidimorphae

Photographs of articulated bird skeleton of a Channel-billed cuckoo, Asian Koel and Australian Bustard

Scythrops novahollandiaeEudynamys scolopacea and Ardeotis australis or Choriotis australia skeletons.

A recent clade grouping based on genetic analysis of cuckoos and koels combined with bustards, called Otidimorphae. The relationship with other orders is unclear at present.

Courtesy of the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge

Channel-billed cuckoo
Channel-billed cuckoo

Scythrops novahollandiae

Channel-billed cuckoo
Channel-billed cuckoo

Scythrops novahollandiae

Channel-billed cuckoo
Channel-billed cuckoo

Scythrops novahollandiae

Channel-billed cuckoo
Channel-billed cuckoo

Scythrops novahollandiae

Channel-billed cuckoo
Channel-billed cuckoo

Scythrops novahollandiae

Channel-billed cuckoo
Channel-billed cuckoo

Scythrops novahollandiae

Asian koel
Asian koel

Eudynamys scolopacea

Asian koel
Asian koel

Eudynamys scolopacea

Asian koel
Asian koel

Eudynamys scolopacea

Asian koel
Asian koel

Eudynamys scolopacea

Asian koel
Asian koel

Eudynamys scolopacea

Asian koel
Asian koel

Eudynamys scolopacea

Australian bustard
Australian bustard

Ardeotis australis

Australian bustard
Australian bustard

Ardeotis australis

Australian bustard
Australian bustard

Ardeotis australis

Australian bustard
Australian bustard

Ardeotis australis

Australian bustard
Australian bustard

Ardeotis australis

Australian bustard
Australian bustard

Ardeotis australis