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Malaysian Hawk-cuckoo
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Information
Common Name Malay Hawk-cuckoo
Range southern Myanmar, southern Thailand, Malaya, Singapore, Borneo, Sumatra and western Java.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Cuculiformes
Family Cuculidae
Genus Hierococcyx
Species Hierococcyx fugax
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern
The Malaysian hawk-cuckoo or Malay hawk-cuckoo (Hierococcyx fugax), is a species of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family. It is formerly considered conspecific with Hodgson's hawk-cuckoo and the rufous hawk-cuckoo. All three species were previously assigned as Cuculus fugax.

Distribution

The Malaysian hawk-cuckoo is found in far southern Myanmar, southern Thailand, Malaya, Singapore, Borneo, Sumatra and western Java.

Habitat

The Malaysian hawk-cuckoo occurs in a variety of forest types from plains level up to 1700 metres on Sumatra. It can also be found in cocoa and rubber plantations.

Behavior

The Malaysian hawk-cuckoos are brood parasites and recorded hosts include the white-rumped shama and the grey-headed canary-flycatcher.

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