Scientific Name: Hierococcyx fugax
Malay Name: Sewah-Tekukur Melayu
Chinese Name: 棕腹鹰鹃
Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to the Greater Sundas
Size: 29 cm
Identification: Both adult and juvenile resembles juvenile Hodgson’s Hawk-Cuckoo but has darker brown upperparts, generally whiter and cleaner underparts with dark-brownish spot-like streaks at breast, prominent whitish patch at nape and evenly spaced tail-bars.
Habitat: Forest, forest edge, wooded areas and mangroves.
Ecology/Behaviour: Known only to brood parasite on White-rumped Shama.
Local Status: Uncommon migrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Central Catchment Forest, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, former Bidadari Cemetery and Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
Yong Ding Li (2008) Hodgson’s Hawk Cuckoo, A Birder’s Headache