Species Details

@Tan Kok Hui

Whistling (Hodgson's) Hawk Cuckoo Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Hierococcyx nisicolor
Family : Cuculidae
Order : Cuculiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Malaysian Hawk-Cuckoo
Habitat : All kind of forests
Description : The Malaysian Hawk-Cuckoo is a grey bird with a banded tail (adult bird length approximately 29 cm, wing 18 cm, bill 2 cm, tarsus 2.4 cm, tail 14 cm). It looks slaty-grey from above and rufous from below. The bill is yellow with a black or greenish-black tip. The male and the female look alike. It feeds on insects, caterpillars, and fruits like figs and berries.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Tan Kok Hui (www.inaturalist.org/people/Tan Kok Hui ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Tshering Demamore information, please contact us.