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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Scottm » Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:44 pm

Try a female or at least still juv Diederik Cuckoo :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Niall » Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:47 am

Looks like a young Diderick Cuckoo, waiting for his mini parents to feed him!

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Unread postby Cherries » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:59 am

Thanks all!

He must have been a very small version or his parents weren't feeding him too well! He also flew away and was not waiting to be fed! :wink: :wink:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby deefstes » Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:16 am

Cherries wrote:...or his parents weren't feeding him too well!

Believe me, his parents weren't feeding him AT ALL! They're rather bad parents that way.
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Unread postby Cherries » Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:46 pm

:funny:

Oh good one Deefstes! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Cuckoo: Diderick Cuckoo

Unread postby Crested Barbet » Sat Nov 21, 2009 5:29 pm

Dec. 2008, Lower Sabie: The trees near the swimming pool were full of weaver nests. The cuckoos seemd to be really attracted by the nests. The weavers were not amused at all and tried to chase the cuckoos away!

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Re: Cuckoo: Diderick Cuckoo

Unread postby Jumbo » Sat May 01, 2010 12:02 pm

Amazing, Mountainview!!! 8) But might it not have been that the cuckoo was raised by the weavers and waited too long before leaving the nest…thus were too big to get out? :?

This Diderick Cuckoo, with its Southern Masked-Weaver mom, were regular visitors to our Joburg garden this summer…I took this photo the last time I saw them (03 April). The Weaver fed the never-ending moaning cuckoo seed from the birdfeeder. :lol:

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Unread postby Elsa » Mon May 17, 2010 7:12 pm

This one which I was sure was a Diderick Cuckoo, maybe a Female?
also seen in Kruger above Shingwedzi in Feb.

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Unread postby Rusty Justy » Mon May 17, 2010 8:16 pm

ID confirmed, the cuckoo is a male :D
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Elsa » Mon May 17, 2010 8:32 pm

Thanks RJ, you are always so nice and quick with your answers. :clap:
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Unread postby Rusty Justy » Mon May 17, 2010 8:51 pm

Its a pleasure Elsa, my first exam is on Thursay, so im procrastinating! :twisted: :lol:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Elsa » Mon May 17, 2010 8:54 pm

I wish you everything of the very best with your exam RJ. :D
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby BushFairy » Mon May 17, 2010 9:10 pm

Rusty Justy wrote:Its a pleasure Elsa, my first exam is on Thursay, so im procrastinating! :twisted: :lol:


Hmmm, I presume this means you are also a Rhodes University student? Glad we're representing on the forum ;)
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Unread postby Rusty Justy » Tue May 18, 2010 9:27 am

Caught Out :redface:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Johan N » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:31 pm

I need some assistance with the following ID's please :

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