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Hodgson's Hawk-Cuckoo

Hodgson's Hawk-Cuckoo
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-01 0:52
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Points: 2
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Hodgson’s Hawk Cuckoo
(Cuculus nisicolor) 棕腹杜鹃
Size: 29 cm

Distinguished from other hawk-cuckoos by plain grey head and streaked (not barred) under-parts; in Philippines, this subspecies is sometimes treated as the full species the Philippine Hawk-Cuckoo (C. pectoralis).

A shrill gee-week and a bubbling call.

This is a forest bird that occurs in variety of wooded forest habitats, from dry, deciduous forest to dense rainforest. During migration it is also found in mangroves and cultivated areas. It usually stays low inside cover, feeding on caterpillars, beetles and some fruits. A sulking, a low profile species, it is rarely observed. It’s a nest-parasitic and usually picks on Small Niltava, Black-Throated babbler and other small passerines.

An uncommon winter visitor in the island.

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Hi Ang,
never saw this beautiful and very interesting bird. You show us nice details (as the eyering f.ex.) and the bird is good outstanding in front of the background.
TFS and have a nice day.

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