Scientific Name: Clamator coromandus
Malay Name: Sewah Berjambul Sayap Coklat
Chinese Name: 红翅凤头鹃
Range: Found from northern India to eastern and southern China, Indochina, Myanmar and Thailand with some northerly populations winter to southern India, Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia
Size: 38-41.5 cm
Identification: Adult is distinctive looking with black upperparts and crest, white hindcollar, rufous-chestnut wings, whitish underparts with rufous throat and long slender black tail. Juvenile resembles adult but has whitish throat, dark greenish brown upperparts and less prominent crest.
Similar looking species: Jacobin Cuckoo
Habitat: Wooded areas, mangroves, gardens and parks.
Local Status: Uncommon migrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
Location: Lorong Halus, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, former Bidadari Cemetery, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Jurong Eco Garden, Lorong Halus, Tuas South, Satay by the Bay, Pasir Ris Park and Tampines Eco Green.
Featured reports: Mar 2022, Apr 2022, Oct 2022, Nov 2022, Dec 2022, Jan 2023, Feb 2023, Mar 2023, Apr 2023
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Chestnut-winged Cuckoo)
BirdLife International. (2016). Clamator coromandus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22683816A93002963.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Singapore Birds Project. (n.d.). Chestnut-winged Cuckoo. Retrieved on May 31, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/chestnut-winged-cuckoo.