Typical Hawk-Cuckoos, seven species from Asia.
They strongly resemble hawks in their plumage, their shape and also their direct and swift flight. This may elicit mobbing from the host species and so aid the cuckoo in finding the nests of the hosts.
Hierococcyx is a genus in the Family Cuculidae.
Some authorities include it in the genus Cuculus. Sulawesi Cuckoo is sometimes included in this species.
- Del Hoyo, J, A Elliot, and J Sargatal, eds. 1997. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 4: Sandgrouse to Cuckoos. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8487334221
Articles in category "Hierococcyx"
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