Scientific Name: Hierococcyx nisicolor
Malay Name: Sewah-Tekukur Cina Selatan
Chinese Name: 霍氏鹰鹃
Found from Bhutan to northeast India, southern China and Indochina with the northern populations wintering south to Southeast Asia except Philippines
Size: 27-31 cm
Identification: Adult has greyish upperparts, whitish underparts with rufous-washed breast and narrowest penultimate dark tail-band. Juvenile resembles adult but has brownish and obvious rufous-tinged upperparts and breast streaks.
Habitat: Forest, forest edge, wooded areas, gardens and parks.
Local Status: Uncommon migrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Central Catchment Forest, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, former Bidadari Cemetery, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Pasir Ris Park and Tuas South.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
Yong Ding Li (2008) Hodgson’s Hawk Cuckoo, A Birder’s Headache