Species in HK

八聲杜鵑 Plaintive Cuckoo

Plaintive Cuckoo
Cacomantis merulinus


Least Concern. Spring and Autumn Passage Migrants, Summer Visitors. Small-sized cuckoo with grey head. Dark greyish brown upperparts and brownish orage lower breast and belly. Distinctive call with eight notes, first three notes long, slow and rising, and last five notes short, fast and falling. Found in woodlands and open fields.

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