Himalayan cuckoo

It was formerly known as Oriental Cuckoo and contained several subspecies found over most of Asia. In 2005, it was determined that this species constitutes of three distinct lineages:

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

The Himalayan Cuckoo (Cuculus saturatus) is a species of cuckoo in the genus Cuculus. It breeds from the Himalayas eastward to southern China and Taiwan. It migrates to southeast Asia and the Greater Sunda Islands for the winter. It was formerly known as "Oriental Cuckoo" and contained several subspecies found over most of Asia. More

The call of the male Himalayan Cuckoo is a series of three or four note phrases with a short, high-pitched introductory note. Distribution - It has a large breeding range in northern Eurasia. It breeds across much of Russia west to the Komi Republic with occasional records as far west as Saint Petersburg. It also breeds in northern Kazakhstan, Mongolia, northern China, Korea and Japan. More

Himalayan Cuckoo & Red Phalarope at northeast of New Territories = HKBWS Surveyor Sr Moderator Rank: 8Rank: 8 UID 561 Posts 207 Digest 0 Credits 145 NickName More

Oriental Cuckoo for optatus and Himalayan Cuckoo for saturatus. The binomial name Cuculus horsfieldi has often been used for Horsfield's Cuckoo. However, this name is a junior synonym of Cuculus optatus. Description It is 30-32 centimetres long with a wingspan of 51-57 centimetres and a weight of 73-156 grams. The adult male has a grey head, breast and upperparts. The belly is creamy-white with dark bars. The vent is frequently buff with few markings. More

(1997b) The himalayan cuckoo Cuculus saturatus in the upper reaches of the Bikin River. Russ. J. Ornithol., Express-issue, 8: 7-9. Balatsky N.N., Kustanovich S.D. (1997) The Cuckoo as a nest parasite of the Lesser Grey Shrike. Berkut, 6(1-2): 103-104. Balatsky N.N. (1998a) The cuckoo Cuculus canorus in the Novosibirsk Region. Russ. J. Ornithol., Express-issue, 33: 14-18. Balatsky N.N. (1998b) The oomorphological features of the himalayan cuckoo (Cuculus saturatus) from Asia north part. Actual problems oology. Lipetsk: 21-22. More

Himalayan Cuckoo at Tai Mei Tuk - The Himalayan Cuckoo was seen and heard again at Tai Mei Tuk this morning (30 April). It is behaving as a bird on territory, so there is a good chance it will stay for longer. My experience yesterday was that it was coming into tall trees on the slope facing Tai Mei Tuk Road. More

Order : Cuculiformes
Family : Cuculidae
Genus : Cuculus
Species : saturatus
Authority : Blyth, 1843