Oriental Bird Images

Hodgson's Hawk Cuckoo Hierococcyx nisicolor   - Immature
Hodgson's Hawk Cuckoo
Photographer : © Rejaul Karim
Location :Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya, India
Date : 13 May 2017
English synonyms:Hodgson’s Hawk-Cuckoo, Whistling Hawk Cuckoo, Whistling Hawk-Cuckoo
Bird Family :Cuculidae - Old World Cuckoos, Koels & Malkohas
Red Data Status :Not Evaluated
Remarks :A pair was seen. Male was calling. I also recorded the call. - RK
Taxonomic Notes :Hodgson’s Hawk-Cuckoo Cuculus (Hierococcyx) fugax is split into four species: Hodgson’s Hawk-Cuckoo Cuculus nisicolor, Northern Hawk-Cuckoo Cuculus hyperythrus, Philippine Hawk-Cuckoo Cuculus pectoralis and Malaysian Hawk-Cuckoo Cuculus fugax. King, Ben F. 2002. The Hierococcyx fugax, Hodgson’s Hawk Cuckoo, complex. Bull. B. O. C. 122 (1): 74-80.