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Genus: Hierococcyx


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.

Genus Hierococcyx viewedit
H. vagans Moustached Hawk-Cuckoo
H. sparverioides Large Hawk-Cuckoo
H. bocki Dark Hawk-Cuckoo
H. varius Common Hawk-Cuckoo
H. hyperythrus Northern Hawk-Cuckoo
H. pectoralis Philippine Hawk-Cuckoo
H. nisicolor Hodgson's Hawk-Cuckoo
H. fugax Malaysian Hawk-Cuckoo


  1. 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

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Pages in category ‘Hierococcyx’

The following 8 pages are in this category, out of 8 total.