The common hawk-cuckoo (Hierococcyx varius), popularly known as the brainfever bird, is a medium-sized cuckoo resident in the Indian subcontinent. It bears a close resemblance to the Shikra, even in its style of flying and landing on a perch. The resemblance to hawks gives this group the generic name of hawk-cuckoo and like many other cuckoos these are brood parasites, laying their eggs in nests of babblers. During their breeding season in summer males produce loud, repetitive three note calls that are well-rendered as brain-fever, the second note being longer and higher pitched. These notes rise to a crescendo before ending abruptly and repeat after a few minutes; the calling may go on through the day, well after dusk and before dawn.
Common Hawk-Cuckoo
Date Location Count
2020-10-31 07:50Girnar WLS1
2020-11-08 09:19Rancharda Lake1
2020-11-14 07:45Virar--Tuss Khadi Beach, Arnala1
2020-11-16 06:37Sindhrot Nature Education Park2
2020-11-22 07:08Gogte saltpans vasai1
2020-11-11 19:30Versova Beach1
2020-11-15 10:15Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay1
2020-11-08 08:08Khargar Hills1
2020-11-21 09:00ARAI Hills (Vetal Tekdi)1
2020-11-05 16:17Saswad, Pune Dt1
2020-11-18 07:00Parinche1
2020-11-01 07:06Salvador do Mundo Fields1
2020-11-01 06:33Bhuleshwar Temple2
2020-11-11 17:08THE KING'S SCHOOL1
2020-11-04 07:30Kalamba Reservoir1
2020-11-05 06:35Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary2
2020-11-01 07:13Bhigwan -- Kumbhargaon Bird Sanctuary1
2020-11-01 07:34Neota Talav1
2020-11-14 07:00Hosad Forest, Kumta1
2020-11-17 10:50Kishanpura (Machal) Wetland, Indore1
2020-11-01 11:20Yeshwant Sagar1
2020-11-22 07:57Gulawat1
2020-11-22 07:02Barkur Wetlands1
2020-11-01 07:22End Point - Manipal1
2020-11-23 06:09TAPMI Road1
2020-11-22 16:27Golikatte1
2020-11-11 07:41Shettybettu 3 Parkala School Side1
2020-11-16 07:00Durga Reserved Forest - temple area, Karkala1
2020-11-22 06:59Yakkundi Kere1
2020-11-01 07:36Dhanaragi Kere1
2020-11-18 07:15Jwala Lawns, Jalna1
2020-10-30 06:30Lahpur--Ranthambhore National Park1
2020-10-31 08:00Madothi jahjjar HR/IN1
2020-11-19 06:36Madayi Para1
2020-11-22 07:55Basai Wetland1
2020-11-06 16:01Kattampally1
2020-11-07 07:16Delhi Zoo1
2020-11-21 16:30Linger, Varshini Estate1
2020-11-14 19:27Okhla Bird Sanctuary2
2020-11-04 11:12Ankasamudra Bird Sanctuary1
2020-11-14 15:22Surajpur Wetlands1
2020-10-29 16:58Kozhikode Beach1
2020-11-27 07:54Bharatpur--Keoladeo Ghana NP2
2020-11-26 13:46Bharatpur--Keoladeo Ghana NP--Sapan Mori3
2020-11-09 20:00Bharatpur--Pride Kadamb Kunj1
2020-10-30 17:34Hampi1
2020-11-22 07:25kumbhari lake, Akola1
2020-11-15 07:30Kumbhari, Akola1
2020-10-31 06:29Vazhoorhills,Vazhayur, Kerala1
2020-11-15 08:36Bonal Lake Bird Sanctuary1
2020-11-15 05:58Maanamkunnu1
2020-11-04 07:00Van Vihar NP1
2020-11-28 10:08Melghat Tiger Reserve--Kolkaz1
2020-11-10 15:28Nagarahole National Park--Kabini ನಾಗರಹೊಳೆ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಉದ್ಯಾನವನ--ಕಬಿನಿ1
2020-11-28 07:00Komangalam wetland and adjacent woody zone, Koottanad1
2020-11-13 06:00Nilambur--DFO's Bungalow1
2020-10-29 16:00Kempanahally1
2020-11-18 18:17Thrissur Government Medical College1
2020-11-03 13:08Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS)1
2020-11-28 09:54Kole Wetlands--Palakkal1
2020-11-26 07:00Kole Wetlands--Kondhipulam I1
2020-11-08 07:05Cheerakavu1
2020-11-06 06:56Kadanahalli Gudda ಕಾಡನಹಳ್ಳಿ ಗುಡ್ಡ2
2020-11-15 06:20Mugana Hundi ಮೂಗನ ಹುಂಡಿ1
2020-11-15 15:30Mysore City Bird Atlas 29A South of Water Tank RT Nagar1
2020-11-07 14:45Rajaji National Park1
2020-11-16 06:05Mysore City Bird Atlas 33B, Chamundi Hill South-East1
2020-11-11 06:58Mysore City Bird Atlas 27D, Chamundi Hill -Shiva Temple1
2020-11-24 07:18Muddahalli, Nanjangud Taluka ಮುದ್ದಹಳ್ಳಿ1
2020-11-09 16:42Peringottukurissi--Paddy Fields1
2020-11-11 16:33(9.668, 76.322)Homeyard Karuvayil Bhagom1
2020-11-25 07:43Elanji Padam, Areeparambu - Cherthala1
2020-11-22 07:49Mattumala Hillock1
2020-11-20 09:42Nerangampara Hillocks1
2020-11-06 12:00Kadayiruppu-- Mazhuvannoor1
2020-11-03 08:51Malayattoor--General Area2
2020-11-28 11:30Thottappally beach1
2020-11-01 07:50Yadavani, Tumkur Dt1
2020-11-03 17:00Malampuzha -Eagle Owl Point1
2020-11-11 08:30Malampuzha Ring Road (Left hand side)1
2020-11-08 07:23Muthurayana Kere, Tumkur Dt2
2020-11-08 16:55Kava hillside (Nightjar valley), Malampuzha - (10.832, 76.728)2
2020-11-03 06:23Deepambudhi Lake1
2020-11-08 16:16Bhoothathankettu--Reservoir1
2020-10-30 07:20Aravenu Village1
2020-11-27 07:50Kanjikode V.V. College Area2
2020-11-23 07:44Paehathuruthu Nallepilly1
2020-11-15 07:21Thattekad--near Hornbill Camp1
2020-11-10 16:00Mulloor Village1
2020-11-19 07:37Valara Kulam1
2020-11-14 06:25Thattekad--Soma Birds Lagoon1
2020-11-28 09:33Thodupuzha--Amaramkavu Devi Temple1
2020-11-26 14:54Ponnuthu1
2020-11-21 16:23Thattekad Bird Sanctuary--Urulanthanni1
2020-10-31 06:45Kolarampathy Lake1
2020-11-28 07:02Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve1
2020-11-01 06:38BR Hills--Gorukana1
2020-10-30 08:00Ananthagiri Hills, Vikarabad
2020-11-11 07:30Achankulam1
2020-11-19 06:03Madhure Kere2
2020-11-22 09:15Hessaraghatta Kere1
2020-11-21 06:13Cauvery WLS--Galibore1
2020-11-08 16:30Manjeera Wildlife Sanctuary1
2020-11-21 06:45Mavathur Kere, Kanakapura1
2020-11-08 07:00Cauvery WLS--Hegeneru State Forest2
2020-10-30 07:20Kunderipallam Dam1
2020-11-03 07:03GKVK Campus, Bangalore1
2020-11-08 08:12GKVK Campus--Botanical Garden, Bangalore (only inside garden)1
2020-11-24 16:15Rakkiyapalayam Kulam1
2020-11-11 15:00University of Kerala, Kariyavattom1
2020-11-06 07:15Muninagara Dam area1
2020-11-15 06:19Anjanapura Central Park1
2020-11-27 07:21Byatarayana Doddi Lake1
2020-11-17 09:25Digraj, Wardha1
2020-11-28 07:15Jaipurdoddi1
2020-11-07 06:19Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Bangalore, New Campus1
2020-11-22 08:00Dodda Begur Kere1
2020-11-21 06:50Hulimangala, Bangalore1
2020-11-01 07:17Mahadev Kodigehalli (Gummanahalli) Kere1
2020-11-24 16:40Uppar Dam1
2020-11-28 07:30Muthanallur Kere2
2020-10-31 06:03Hoskote / Hosakote Kere1
2020-11-06 15:57Indian Institute of Rice Research1
2020-11-03 18:10Rajapalayam Water Reservoir1
2020-11-08 10:20Gorewada Lake, Nagpur1
2020-11-08 08:15Kawal Tiger Reserve1
2020-11-18 06:45Uma Maheswaram1
2020-11-24 07:16Kannankurichi (Mookaneri) Lake, Salem1
2020-11-12 12:15Tadoba -- Erai Dam1
2020-11-02 12:15Moharli, Chandrapur1
2020-11-08 08:30Moharli Gate1
2020-11-13 07:15Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai1
2020-11-11 15:00Sanyasi Varadar Temple Area, Thalavaipatty1
2020-11-12 14:00Muttal Lake2
2020-11-28 16:51Thinnanur lake1
2020-11-23 08:15Vettangudi Bird Sanctuary1
2020-11-01 08:35Nagzira WLS--Nagzira Lake2
2020-11-21 14:00Zilmili Lake1
2020-11-14 06:55Sri Venkateswara NP--Dargah Shareef1
2020-11-05 15:00Kanha NP--Kisli Zone1
2020-11-19 13:25Kaatuthottam Farmlands1
2020-11-04 08:27Kanha NP--Mukki Zone1
2020-11-14 15:22Maravakkadu Salt pan1
2020-11-10 14:10Nathamedu Lake1
2020-11-11 07:45Osudu / Ousteri Lake1
2020-11-09 11:10Bahour Lake PY Side1
2020-11-12 06:32Thiruchitrambalam lake1
2020-11-10 12:30T.N. Palayam Lake1
2020-11-10 06:45Auroville1
2020-10-30 06:00Somangalam Quarry1
2020-11-14 06:30Thirukazhukundram Lake5
2020-10-30 07:25PPN Power Plant1
2020-11-18 15:00Livestock Farm Complex Madhavaram1
2020-11-21 06:31IITM--Madras Avenue1
2020-11-01 06:30Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras4
2020-11-14 09:30Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary1
2020-11-14 07:19WRS Colony, Raipur1
2020-11-15 08:06Kandy--general area1
2020-11-05 07:00Sanjay Park , National Highway 343, Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh, IN (23.144, 83.206)1
2020-11-17 08:00Chitwan National Park - General1
2020-11-15 06:30Satkosia Tiger Reserve
2020-11-21 08:07Anshupa Lake1
2020-11-19 08:00Mundali1
2020-11-21 08:00Ekamra Kanan, Bhubaneshwar2
2020-11-05 06:54Dhauligiri2
2020-11-13 07:40Sitakund2
2020-11-07 12:44Koshi Barrage1
2020-11-08 07:02Garpanchkot1
2020-11-07 07:57Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve1
2020-11-12 07:00North Odisha University1
2020-10-31 07:44Koshi Bird Observatory1
2020-11-06 08:12Dharan Forest2
2020-11-06 08:26Dharan Forest Important Bird Area - Sundarpur1
2020-11-10 15:15Kankabati PM1
2020-11-24 15:00Bandhi PM1
2020-11-22 09:21Bakreshwar Dam1
2020-11-24 07:00Diara1
2020-11-18 10:30Purbasthali Bird Sanctuary PUB2
2020-11-28 06:45Boshipota1
2020-11-15 07:00Baidyabati DVC Canal1
2020-11-07 06:30Mankundu1
2020-11-16 07:10Tollygunge Club1
2020-11-28 07:00Rabindra Sarovar (including Lion's Safari Park)
2020-11-10 06:32Sahapur1
2020-11-08 07:45Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary (CKBS)1
2020-11-11 16:00New Barrackpur, Kolkata1
2020-11-12 16:00Kulia Jhill1
2020-11-23 09:30Simla Park (Rajshahi)1
2020-11-03 06:48Barbaria Beel & Adjacent Area1
2020-11-27 08:10Rajshahi University Campus (Rajshahi)1
2020-11-28 06:04Jaguli grassland1
2020-11-26 05:30Sunderbans Tiger Reserve--Chamta Camp1
2020-11-14 08:28Jahangirnagar University (Dhaka)1
2020-11-25 08:30National Botanical Garden - Dhaka1
2020-11-06 08:27Diabari (Dhaka)1
2020-11-03 07:05Ramna Park (Dhaka)1
2020-11-20 07:25Arakul (Dhaka)2
2020-11-21 13:10Baikka Beel Wetland Sanctuary1
2020-11-07 06:00Lawachara NP1
2020-11-01 05:46Pakke Tiger Reserve1