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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

Range map of Hierococcyx sparverioides in Thailand

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

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