Scientific Name: Cuculus micropterus
Malay Name: Sewah Biasa
Chinese Name: 四声杜鹃
Found from the Indian subcontinent to China, Siberia, Korea and Southeast Asia (except Singapore and Philippines) with the northern populations wintering south to Southeast Asia
Polytypic. Subspecies are: micropterus, concretus
Local Subspecies: micropterus, concretus
Size: 31-33 cm
Identification: Male has greyish head, throat and upper breast, brownish tinge mantle, wings and tail, whitish rest of underparts with blackish bars and greyish-green eyering. Female resembles male but has rufescent wash across breast. Juvenile resembles adult but has browner crown and head-sides, prominent rufous to whitish feather-tips on upperparts and buffish underparts with broken dark bars.
Similar looking species: Himalayan Cuckoo
Habitat: Forest, forest edge, mangroves, parks and gardens.
Local Status: Uncommon migrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Central Catchment Forest, former Bidadari Cemetery, Chinese/Japanese Gardens, Jurong Eco Garden, Satay by the Bay, Lorong Halus, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Pasir Ris Park, Tuas South and Pulau Ubin.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia