Scientific Name: Eudynamys scolopaceus
Malay Name: Tahu Asia
Chinese Name: 噪鹃
Found from the Indian subcontinent to southern China, Southeast Asia with some northern populations wintering south to Southeast Asia
Polytypic. Subspecies are: scolopaceus, chinensis, harterti, malayanus, mindanensis
Local Subspecies: malayanus, chinensis?
Size: 40-44 cm
Identification: Male resembles crow but has glossy blue-black overall plumage, stout greenish bill and red eyes. Female resembles male but has dark brownish overall plumage with whitish spots on upperparts and streaks/barrings on underparts.
Habitat: Forest edge, wooded areas, mangroves, parks and gardens.
Ecology/Behaviour: A known brood parasite of Large-billed Crow and House Crow.
Local Status: Common resident and winter visitor (?)
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Any suitable habitat like Singapore Botanic Gardens, Pasir Ris Park, Lorong Halus, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Kranji Marsh, Jurong Eco Garden, etc.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
Allen Jeyarajasingam & Alan Pearson (2012) A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore