Large hawk-cuckoo

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Large hawk-cuckoo
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Cuculiformes
Family: Cuculidae
Genus: Hierococcyx
Species: H. sparverioides
Binomial name
Hierococcyx sparverioides
Vigors, 1832
Synonyms

Cuculus sparverioides

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

Distribution[edit]

Immature Large hawk-cuckoo

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 H. s. bocki of the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo is usually considered a separate species, the dark hawk-cuckoo.[3]

Habitats[edit]

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

Behavior[edit]

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

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2014). "Hierococcyx sparverioides". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  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.
  4. ^ Numerov, A. D. Inter-species and Intra-species brood parasitism in Birds. Voronezh: Voronezh University. 2003. 516 p. [In Russian] Нумеров А. Д. Межвидовой и внутривидовой гнездовой паразитизм у птиц. Воронеж: ФГУП ИПФ Воронеж. 2003. C. 38-40.
  5. ^ As subspecies of Brachypteryx leucophrys [1]
  6. ^ As subspecies of Garrulax erythrocephalus [2]
  7. ^ As subspecies of Garrulax caerulatus [3]
  8. ^ As subspecies of Lanius schach [4]
  9. ^ As subspecies of Pellorneum albiventre [5]
  10. ^ As subspecies of Prinia atrogularis [6]