Large hawk-cuckoo

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Large hawk-cuckoo
Large Hawk Cuckoo (Hierococcyx sparverioides).jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Cuculiformes
Family: Cuculidae
Genus: Hierococcyx
Species: H. sparverioides
Binomial name
Hierococcyx sparverioides
Vigors, 1832

Cuculus sparverioides

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

They call in summer and the About this sound calling  goes on well after dusk.

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.[2] The subspecies C. s. bocki of the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo is sometimes considered a separate species, the dark hawk-cuckoo.[3]

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


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Cuculus sparverioides". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ McAllan, I.A.W., James, D.J. 2008 Large Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx sparverioides on Christmas Island. Australian Field Ornithology 25 (1):31-35
  3. ^ Payne, Robert B. (2005) The Cuckoos, Oxford University Press.