Scientific Name: Chrysococcyx minutillus
Malay Name: Sewah-Daun Biasa
Chinese Name: 棕胸金鹃
Range: Found from Southeast Asia to Australia
Taxonomy: Polytypic. Subspecies are: peninsularis, albifrons, aheneus, jungei, rufomerus, crassirostris, salvadorii, misoriensis, poecilurus, minutillus, russatus, barnardi.
Local Subspecies: peninsularis
Size: 16 cm
Identification: Male has black bill, pale fore-head, dark bars across whitish underparts, bronzy-green mantle and distinctive red eyering. Female resemble male but has duller mantle and eyering. Juvenile resembles female but has browner upperparts and faint or no bars on flanks.
Similar looking species: Asian Emerald Cuckoo, Violet Cuckoo, Horsfield's Bronze Cuckoo
Habitat: Secondary growth, coastal scrub, mangroves, gardens and parks.
Behaviour/Ecology: Laid single egg in the nest of Golden-bellied Gerygone.
Local Status: Common resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2020)
Location: Japanese/Chinese Gardens, Lorong Halus, Pasir Ris Park, Tampines Eco Green, Jurong Eco Garden, Satay by the Bay, Tuas, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and Kranji Marsh.
- Local extinctions of Singapore birds (Science)
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Little Bronze-Cuckoo)
BirdLife International. (2020). Chalcites minutillus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-3.RLTS.T61433519A181643543.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.). Little Bronze Cuckoo. Retrieved on May 30, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/little-bronze-cuckoo.