Scientific Name: Clamator jacobinus
Malay Name: Sewah Berjambul Hitam-Putih
Chinese Name: 斑翅凤头鹃
Alternative Name(s): Pied Cuckoo
Found from sub-Saharan Africa to Indian subcontinent. The population of the Indian subcontinent winters to Africa and Myanmar. A vagrant to Cambodia, Thailand, Peninsula Malaysia and Singapore.
Polytypic. Subspecies are: serratus, pica, jacobinus.
Size: 31.5-33 cm
Can be easily separated from similar looking Chestnut-winged Cuckoo by smaller size, glossy black hindneck and wings, all-white underparts and small white patch on primaries.
Similar looking species: Chestnut-winged Cuckoo
Habitat: Wooded areas.
Local Status: Very rare vagrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
Past accepted records in our database:
Past records, bar chart (see more bar charts):
BirdLife International. (2016). Clamator jacobinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22683800A93002088.en. Accessed on 19 December 2021
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.