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Unread postby Boulder » Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:36 am

Took this one on Mahonie loop in Dec. I also need to bump this one up in Photoshop but havent got it yet so to bring out detail I had to overexpose .7 stop instead

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Unread postby Wild about cats » Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:43 am

Am I right in saying this is a Levaillant's Cuckoo? In the previous photo, the stripes go a lot furthur down the belly.
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Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:06 pm

Correct Wac. Levaillant's Cuckoo is the only one with vertical striping on the chest.
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Unread postby jonty1 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:43 am

Hi all :)

I put this bird as a Jacobin cuckoo in my trip report, but am not 100% sure if its striped or Jacobin???
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Unread postby deefstes » Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:49 am

There can be no doubt that this is a Levaillant's (Striped) Cuckoo. Nice shot.
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Unread postby nightjar » Mon May 05, 2008 11:05 pm

In Mopani Camp on 30th April, I saw two immature Levaillant's Cuckoos following a group of 5 or 6 Arrow-marked Babblers, and being fed by them. I believe they were Levaillant's rather than Jacobin as Roberts VI cites Babblers as the normal host for this bird and no tailspots were apparent.
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From these photos, admittedly not that clear, do you think that the identification is correct? Could these birds have come from the same nest, or would two different cuckoos have had to pick different babbler nests? I was surprised these birds were still dependent on the surrogate parents as they seemed to have reached adult size.

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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby wingman » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:18 am

Some assistance with this one please

H3 below Steilberg
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Levaillant's ??

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:30 pm

wingman,

#2 - :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby wingman » Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:55 pm

Thanks Lizet.


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