Alternative name: Sulawesi Hawk-Cuckoo; Celebes Hawk-Cuckoo
- Cuculus crassirostris
34cm (13½ in)
- Grey-brown upperparts with unbanded outer wing
- Grey head
- White underparts with black bars
- Black, rufous and white barred tail
- Yellow eye-ring
- Brown to black bill with greenish base
Sexes similar. Juveniles are rufous above, have a black head and buffy-white underparts.
Endemic to the mountains of northern and central Sulawesi.
Uncommon and difficult to observe.
Primary forest. Occurs from 500m to 1400m.
Feeds on insects, including termites.
No information about breeding.
Apparently a resident species.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- 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
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Sulawesi Cuckoo. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 17 April 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Sulawesi_Cuckoo