Malaysian hawk-cuckoo

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Malaysian hawk-cuckoo
Hierococcyx fugax at Bukit Timah, Singapore.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Cuculiformes
Family: Cuculidae
Subfamily: Cuculinae
Genus: Hierococcyx
Species: H. fugax
Binomial name
Hierococcyx fugax
Horsfield, 1821

The Malaysian hawk-cuckoo or Malay hawk-cuckoo (Hierococcyx fugax) is a bird in the family Cuculidae formerly considered conspecific with Hodgson's hawk-cuckoo and the rufous hawk-cuckoo. All three species were previously assigned as Cuculus fugax.

Geographic Range[edit]

Hierococcyx fugax is found in far southern Burma, southern Thailand, Malaya, Singapore, Borneo, Sumatra and western Java.


The Malaysian hawk-cuckoo occurs in a variety of forest types from plains level up to 1700 metres on Sumatra. It can also be found in cocoa and rubber plantations.


Hawk-cuckoos are brood parasites and recorded hosts include the white-rumped shama and the grey-headed canary flycatcher.


  1. ^ "Hierococcyx". International Union for Conversation of Nature and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2014-12-31.