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 Post subject: Re: Coucal: Burchell's
Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:02 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Coucal: Burchell's
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 Post subject: Re: Coucal: Burchell's
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Photographed recently near Nsemeni Dam in the late afternoon sun.

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 Post subject: Re: Coucal: Burchell's
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Spotted this Coucal near Crocodile Bridge last year September.

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 Post subject: Re: Coucal: Burchell's
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And another one of Burchell's Coucals...

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

Few of our sightings in Kruger

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 Post subject: Re: Coucal: Burchell's
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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....

All the best, Michael


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 Post subject: Re: Coucal: Burchell's
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Hi Michael,

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

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 Post subject: Re: Coucal: Burchell's
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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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 Post subject: Re: Coucal: Burchell's
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Hi Michael,

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

Pleasure! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Burchell's coucals usually have white breasts, I think? Is this possibly something different?

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

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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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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