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Common Hawk-Cuckoo

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Brainfever bird Alternate name
Cuculus varius Scientific name 
Cuculiformes Order
Cuculidae Family   
34 cms                Length
Tropical lowland moist forest & rural gardens, below 1,000m, in:- Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, (Oman rare/accidental) Pakistan & Sri Lanka. Habitat-Altitude-Range
1 egg per nest. Young usually eject hosts eggs. Clutch  
Large insects & larvae. Food   Diet
1196 World Number

Least Concern


 Amit Mishra. all rights reserved

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Common Hawk-cuckoo song
(Cuculus varius)
David Farrow XC19645
280301, Nepal

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