Large Hawk-Cuckoo (Cuculus sparverioides) - HBW 4, p. 549
French: Coucou épervier
Spanish: Cuco Grande
Other common names: Brain-fever Bird
Taxonomy: Cuculus sparverioïdes Vigors, 1832, Himalayas.
Often placed in genus Hierococcyx, along with other hawk-cuckoos, on grounds of notable morphological differences from Cuculus. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- sparverioides Vigors, 1832 - Himalayas from N Pakistan and India to Nepal, Naga Hills and Manipur, whence E to China (Sichuan and lower Yangtze valley), and S to Myanmar, Thailand and Indochina; winters mainly from Bangladesh and Thailand S to S & E India and Greater Sundas, and E to Philippines.
- bocki (R. G. W. Ramsay, 1886) - mountains of Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A adult perched in a tree preenig himself. Locality Khao Yai National Park, North Eastern Thailand, Thailand
Yoel Jimenez 6 February 2012 1 year ago 1 min 6 sec 4
An adult bird perched on a small shrub beside a road Locality Digboi, Tinsukia District, Assam, India (ssp sparverioides)
Ron Hoff 20 February 2008 4 years ago 26 sec 4
A bird perched on a dead tree, calling Locality Tarkeghyang, Helambu, Nepal (ssp sparverioides)
Keith Blomerley 10 May 2004 6 years ago 22 sec 3.3
A dorsal view of a adult bird perched in a tree. Locality Khao Yai National Park, North Eastern Thailand, Thailand
Yoel Jimenez 7 February 2012 1 year ago 46 sec 3.3
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Perching for more than 10 secs on this tree
Locality Mount Kinabalu National Park, Sabah (Malaysia), Borneo (Monotypic species)
Jonathan Soon 6 February 2011 2 years ago 4.2
A juvenile Large Hawk-Cuckoo, classed as "Vagrant" in Singapore and rarely seen here
Locality Pasir Ris Park, Singapore
Howard Banwell 19 January 2011 2 years ago 3.7
On a tree stump and few yards off the highway
Locality Sengor, Lhuntse District, Bhutan
Lee Hunter 26 April 2013 12 hours ago ADDED TODAY! 3.5
A bird perched
Locality Deothang, Samdrup Jongkhar District, Bhutan (ssp sparverioides)
Arthur Grosset 10 April 2008 3 years ago 3.5
A bird on a branch...
Locality Lava, Darjeeling District, West Bengal, India
Soumyadeep Chatterjee 97 21 May 2012 46 weeks ago 3.4
A bird perched in a tree.
Locality Crocker Range, Sabah (Malaysia), Borneo (ssp bocki)
James Eaton 1 November 2010 25 weeks ago 3.3