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Coucal: Burchell's

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Re: Coucal: Burchell's

Unread postby adw » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:02 pm

This photo was taken on the S25 at the beginning of June. He remained still long enough for me to take a couple of clicks.

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Re: Coucal: Burchell's

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:15 pm

Great shot! :clap:

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Re: Coucal: Burchell's

Unread postby norms » Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:08 pm

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Re: Coucal: Burchell's

Unread postby Leeukos » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:31 pm

Spotted this Coucal near Crocodile Bridge last year September.

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Re: Coucal: Burchell's

Unread postby Leeukos » Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:53 am

And another one of Burchell's Coucals...

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Re: Coucal: Burchell's

Unread postby naomi c » Tue May 15, 2012 12:22 pm

There have always been Coucals in our garden and on more than one occasion there were chicks. The sad thing is I have never seen one grow to adulthood. This year again there were chicks - I even managed a couple of photographs -

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Unfortunately my dogs got hold of one of them and the other one just disappeared. They leave the nest long before they are able to fly properly and are therefor easy prey.

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Re: Coucal: Burchell's

Unread postby Bennievis » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:54 pm

Saw this one in Northern KZN the other day :D
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Re: Coucal: Burchell's

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:58 pm

Great images

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Re: Coucal: Burchell's

Unread postby Great Dane » Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:51 am

This one had me confused (not difficult as I am a complete imbecile when it comes to birds).

Anyhow, came across this Coucal during a visit to a Private Reserve some 25km west of Bela Bela (Warmbaths) this weekend. According my book (Sasols) the Burchell's was the only Coucal we were likely to see, but in the book and on pictures found on the net it misses the white stripe above the eye. Looking here I see on a few of the pictures there is also a hint of the white stripe (e.g. Jans last pic) although not that distinct.

Anyone able to confirm that what we saw was indeed 'just' the Burchell's Coucal :?
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Said nothing, didn't move, couldn't get a different angle due bushes....

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Re: Coucal: Burchell's

Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:04 am

Hi Michael,

I cannot see your photo but it sounds like an immature Burchell's, yes.
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Re: Coucal: Burchell's

Unread postby Great Dane » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:16 am

wildtuinman wrote:I cannot see your photo

Hope that is not a general issue :?

wildtuinman wrote:it sounds like an immature Burchell's, yes.

A google search of immature Burchell's gave some results that fit my sighting a 100%, so thanks a lot wildtuinman!!

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Re: Coucal: Burchell's

Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:24 am

Hi Michael,

no, not a general issue, just a work proxy block on my side. :wall:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:45 pm

Burchell's coucals usually have white breasts, I think? Is this possibly something different?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:30 pm

Maybe a juvenile Burchell's as I see they are said to have buffy underparts?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:34 pm

If you want serious attention, you'll have to give serious detail of the sighting, arks...

Otherwise this is a Burchell's coucal with dirty underparts...
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