Rufous hawk-cuckoo

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Rufous hawk-cuckoo
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Cuculiformes
Family: Cuculidae
Genus: Hierococcyx
H. hyperythrus
Binomial name
Hierococcyx hyperythrus
Gould, 1856

The rufous hawk-cuckoo or northern hawk-cuckoo (Hierococcyx hyperythrus) is a bird in the family Cuculidae formerly thought to be conspecific with Hodgson's hawk-cuckoo (Hierococcyx fugax) and placed in the genus Cuculus.

Geographic Range[edit]

Hierococcyx hyperythrus is found in eastern China, North and South Korea, far eastern Russia,[2] and Japan. Northern populations winter in Borneo.


  1. ^ Birdlife International (2014). "Hierococcyx hyperythrus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2014. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  2. ^ There is no evidence of this species on Sakhalin island according to Russian sources: (Гизенко А. И. Птицы Сахалинской области, М. Изд-во АН СССР, 1955. 324 с.; Судиловская А. М. 1951. Отряд Кукушки. // Птицы Советского Союза. Том 1, Под общ. ред. Г. П. Дементьева, Н. А. Гладкова. М.: Советская Наука. С. 46; Флинт В. Е., Бёме Р. Л., Костин Ю. В., Кузнецов А. А. Птицы СССР. М.: Мысль. 1968. С. 348-350.)