Clamator coromandus or commonly known as the chestnut-winged cuckoo is a species of bird belonging to the family Cuculidae. This species measures about 47 cm in length and is found in Southeast Asia and parts of South Asia. It feeds on large insects, mainly caterpillars, beetles, mantids, ants, spiders and also small fruits.
Like its name, the chestnut-winged cuckoo has chestnut wings and dark glossy upperparts. This cuckoo also has a black head with long undersides and a narrow half white collar that extends to the sides of the neck. The throat is orangey-brown and the underparts are fully white. The cuckoo's lower parts are rufous turning to dark grey towards the vent. The young birds are dusky with a scaly appearance to its wings' feathers.
Name: Chestnut-winged cuckoo
Scientific: Clamator coromandus
Malay: Sewah Berjambul / Sewah Berjambul Sayap Perang / Sewah Kepak Merah / Sewah Kepak Merah Berjambul
IUCN Red List (v3.1, 2016): Least Concern
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Location: Puchong, Selangor
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