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Northern Hawk-cuckoo,

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Rufous Hawk-cuckoo Alternate name
Hierococcyx hyperythrus Scientific name
Cuculiformes  Order
Cuculidae Family
Forest, savanna, shrubland, in:- China, Hong Kong, [Indonesia:- Bali, Buru, Java, Mentawai Archipelago, Mollucas, Palau, Sulawesi,] Island of Borneo, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Micronesia, Myanmar, North Korea, {Philippines?} Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand & Vietnam. Habitat-Altitude-Range
Insects, larvae Food  
TSN: 177826 World Number
Least concern Sometimes considered a sub-species of Hodgson's Hawk-Cuckoo. Status

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  Czech: kukačka východní
Danish: Hvidnakket Høgegøg
German: Fluchtkuckuck-hyperythrus
English: Fugitive hawk cuckoo, hodgson's hawk-cuckoo, Northern Hawk-cuckoo, Northern Hawk Cuckoo, Northern Hawk-Cuckoo, Rufous Hawk-Cuckoo, Rufous Hawk-Cuckoo
Spanish: Cuclillo fujitivo, Cuco fujitivo
Estonian: hiina haugaskägu
Finnish: itäkiinankäki
French: Coucou de Chine
Indonesian: Kangkok Utara
Italian: Cuculastore settentrionale
Japanese: Juuichi, kitajuuichi
Japanese: キタジュウイチ, ヂュウイチ
Korean: 매사촌
Latin: Cuculus fugax hyperythrus, Cuculus hyperythrus, Cuculus nisicolor hyperythrus, Hierococcys fugax hyperythrus, Hierococcyx fugax hyperythrus, Hierococcyx hyperythrus
Norwegian: Hvitnakkegjøk
Polish: kukulka amurska, kukułka amurska
Slovak: kukucka amurská
Swedish: Nordlig hökgök
Chinese: 北方杜鵑, 棕腹杜鹃
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