Scientific Name: Clamator jacobinus
Malay Name: Sewah-Berjambul Hitam-Putih
Chinese Name: 斑翅凤头鹃
Alternative Name: 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: jacobinus, pica, serratus
Local Subspecies: jacobinus or pica?
Size: 31.5-33 cm
Identification: 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 (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Only two confirmed sightings which were at Lorong Halus in December 2013 and March 2015.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia