Adult male perched

Adult male perched
Species: Whistling Hawk-cuckoo   Hierococcyx nisicolor
Author: Markus Lilje
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Added to IBC: 7 Jun 2016 - 16:49
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Altitude (m): 
1717 meters


Submitted by Stijn De Win on
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Hodgon's Hawk-cuckoo split. This bird now Northern Hawk-cuckoo.

Submitted by James Eaton on
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This bird is a Whistling Hawk-cuckoo (also known as Hodgson's), and not a Northern nor Malay. Note lack of nape patch and slight streaking on underparts.


Submitted by Markus Lilje on
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Thanks James - yes indeed, must have made an error when uploading, thanks for picking it up!

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Markus Lilje, IBC1120410. Accessible at

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Markus Lilje, IBC1120410. Photo of Whistling Hawk-cuckoo Hierococcyx nisicolor at Zhemgang District, Bhutan. Accessible at

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