- Clamator coromandus
38–46 cm (15-18 in)
Large cuckoo with diagnostic black head and erect crest and long broad-ended tail together with chestnut wings and white nuchal collar.
Mantle black, throat and upper breast buff rufous, lower breast and belly whitish, thighs greyish, undertail-coverts blackish.
In flight crest is held flat against the crown.
Mangroves, forest edges, scrub, wooded gardens.
Clambers about in dense vegetation in the manner of Malkohas, hunting for insects. Their diet consists mostly of caterpillars, beetles, mantids and ants, in addition to spiders and small fruit.
Recording by china guy, Sichuan, June 2011
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2019)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Chestnut-winged Cuckoo. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 11 April 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Chestnut-winged_Cuckoo