Scientific Name: Clamator jacobinus
Malay Name: Sewah Berjambul Hitam-Putih
Chinese Name: 斑翅凤头鹃
Alternative Name(s): Pied Cuckoo
Range: 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.
Taxonomy: Polytypic. Subspecies are: serratus, pica, jacobinus.
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: Vagrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
- Bird List Revision for April 2018 (Revisions)
- First checklist revision for year 2017 (Revisions)
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Pied Cuckoo)
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 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.). Jacobin Cuckoo. Retrieved on June 1, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/jacobin-cuckoo.