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Large hawk-cuckoo

Thai: นกคัคคูเหยี่ยวใหญ่, nok khak-khu yieow yai

Binomial name: Hierococcyx sparverioides, Nicholas Aylward Vigors, 1832

The large hawk-cuckoo (Hierococcyx sparverioides) is a species of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family.

Distribution

It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Found as a vagrant on Christmas Island. The subspecies H. s. bocki of the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo is sometimes considered a separate species, the dark hawk-cuckoo.

Habitats

Its natural habitats are temperate forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

Behavior

They call in summer and the goes on well after dusk.

Like many other cuckoos, this species is a brood parasite.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Cuculiformes
Family
Cuculidae
Genus
Hierococcyx
Species
Hierococcyx sparverioides

Common names

  • Thai: นกคัคคูเหยี่ยวใหญ่, nok khak-khu yieow yai

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Distribution map of Large hawk-cuckoo, Hierococcyx sparverioides in Thailand
  • Ao Phang-Nga National Park
  • Bang Lamung District, Chonburi
  • Bang Phra Non-hunting Area
  • Bang Pu Recreation Centre
  • Bang Saphan Noi District, Prachuap Khiri Khan
  • Bangkok Province
  • Bueng Boraped Non-hunting Area
  • Chaloem Phra Kiat District, Saraburi
  • Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai
  • Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Doi Lo District, Chiang Mai
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
  • Doi Phu Kha National Park
  • Doi Suthep-Pui National Park
  • Erawan National Park
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Kamphaeng Saen District, Nakhon Pathom
  • Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Khao Yoi District, Phetchaburi
  • Khon San District, Chaiyaphum
  • Khun Chae National Park
  • Klaeng District, Rayong
  • Ko Libong
  • Ko Samui District, Surat Thani
  • Kui Buri National Park
  • Laem Pak Bia
  • Mae Ai District, Chiang Mai
  • Mae Moei National Park
  • Mae Ping National Park
  • Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai
  • Mae Wong National Park
  • Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai
  • Mueang Khon Kaen District, Khon Kaen
  • Mueang Maha Sarakham District, Maha Sarakham
  • Mueang Nonthaburi District, Nonthaburi
  • Mueang Phatthalung District, Phatthalung
  • Mueang Phuket District, Phuket
  • Mueang Sukhothai District, Sukhothai
  • Mueang Suphanburi District, Suphan Buri
  • Mueang Tak District, Tak
  • Nam Nao National Park
  • Namtok Mae Surin National Park
  • Nong Bong Khai Non-hunting Area
  • Nong Prue District, Kanchanaburi
  • Ob Khan National Park
  • Pa Sang District, Lamphun
  • Pak Phli District, Nakhon Nayok
  • Pha Daeng National Park
  • Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
  • Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Phu Suan Sai National Park
  • Phutthamonthon District, Nakhon Pathom
  • Pran Buri Forest Park
  • Samae San Island
  • Samut Prakan Province
  • Sri Nakarin Dam National Park
  • Sri Phang-nga National Park
  • Tarutao National Marine Park
  • Tha Sala District, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Tha Yang District, Phetchaburi
  • Thale Noi Non-hunting Area
  • Thap Lan National Park
  • Wat Phai Lom & Wat Ampu Wararam Non-hunting Area

Range map of Hierococcyx sparverioides in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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