Common Hawk Cuckoo

The Common Hawk-cuckoo Cuculus varius also popularly known as the Brainfever bird due to its call, is a medium sized cuckoo resident in South Asia. It bears a close resemblance to the Shikra, a sparrow hawk, even in its style of flying and perching. The resemblance to hawks gives this group the generic name of hawk-cuckoo and like many other cuckoos these are brood parasites, laying their eggs in nests of babblers and laughing-thrushes with the chicks brought up by the foster parents.

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The Common Hawk Cuckoo is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Aspects of the topic common hawk cuckoo are discussed in the following places at Britannica. Assorted References * barbet (in barbet (bird)) ...haemacephala) of Asia and the African tinkerbirds of the genus Pogoniulus, are noted for their ringing calls. Maddeningly vocal or repetitious species are sometimes called brain-fever birds. More

The Common Hawk Cuckoo Cuculus varius occurs in Punjab, Pakistan east across most of the Indian peninsula from about 800m in the Himalayas south; Bangladesh; Sri Lanka. It is generally resident but where occurring at high altitudes and in arid areas is locally migratory. This bird was photographed at Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary in December 2008. More

Common Hawk Cuckoo by shakes555 on Ranganthittu,near mysore Tags: Environment, India, birds, Wildlife, habitat, Global Warming, Extinction, globalisation, hawk, cuckoo, common, Mysore, ranganthittu Photo PropertiesNP! ID: 1715683Title: Common Hawk CuckooFile Size: 729 × 1024 – 359. More

Common Hawk Cuckoo (Hierococcyx varius), also called Brain fever Bird (Cuculus varius). This bird is a common breeding summer visitor. Locally called Papiha, Kapak or Upak, it is found in wooded areas of Haryana. More

Common Hawk Cuckoo Forward | Print | Individual message | Show original | Report this message | Find messages by this author Name of species- Hierococcyx varius Common Name- Common Hawk Cuckoo Family- Cuculidae Status- ns Photo taken on- 28.9.2008 At- Jhalana Eco-Tourism Park, Jaipur, Rajastan, India Description It is in juvenile stage. Regards,Devendra Bhardwaj Your Mail works best with the New Yahoo Optimized IE8. Get it NOW! More

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Original source: J.M.Garg
Author: J.M.Garg
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Order : Cuculiformes
Family : Cuculidae
Genus : Cuculus
Species : varius
Authority : Vahl, 1797