- Cuculus micropterus
33 cm length
- Pale grey throat and upper breast
- White underparts with dark barring
- Tail is edged with prominent white spots
Sexes are similar; juveniles are browner and have broad white tips to the head and wing feathers.
There are two subspecies:
- C. m. micropterus:
- C. m. concretus:
Two additional subspecies, ognevi and fatidicus are generally considered invalid
Forests and open woodland.
A brood parasite, laying a single egg mostly in the nests of drongos and crows.
Diet includes insects and caterpillars.
Recording by china guy, Sichuan, May 2011