Large Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx sparverioides on Christmas Island

Ian A. W. McAllan*, David J. James

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A Large Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx sparverioides, believed to be a first-winter bird, was seen on Christmas Island, Indian Ocean, on 15 December 2005. This is an account of the observation, the first confirmed record of the species in any Australian Territory. This record has been accepted by the Birds Australia Rarities Committee (Case no. 494).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-35
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian Field Ornithology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008
Externally publishedYes


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