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Re: Cuckoo, African

Unread post by JenB » Tue May 01, 2012 5:56 am

It's an African Cuckoo MM.
As per the title of this topic. :wink:
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Re: Cuckoo, African

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Tue May 01, 2012 6:41 am

oops :redface: , very beatiful.
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Re: Cuckoo, African

Unread post by DinkyBird » Tue May 01, 2012 9:04 am

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by johanclassen » Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:06 am

Hi, Is it safe to assume that this is an African Cuckoo? Near Skukuza a few days ago
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by maretam » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:29 pm

I would agree that it is an African Cuckoo especially looking at the yellow base of the bill. But let one of the experts confirm (-:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by johanclassen » Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:08 pm

Tnx "maretam". After a rethink I am now positive :thumbs_up:

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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by MattAxel » Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:59 pm

@johanclassen African Cuckoo :thumbs_up: maretam has already mentioned the very yellow bill base, and also the undertail is heavily barred.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Moesa » Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:20 am

Good day

I was in the Mokala National Park recently and one sighting that really intrigued me was a cuckoo sighting that was either a European or African cuckoo. The park checklist had the African Cuckoo on the list, however, after a long observation I could only think it was the European Cuckoo.

According to distribution maps, none of the two is present in that area.

Can anyone help in possible information on the distribution of the cuckoos in the Mokala area?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by wildtuinman » Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:46 am

Common Cuckoo would be out of range, I agree.

http://sabap2.adu.org.za/species_info.php?spp=340

As for African Cuckoo, it would be more than likely the cuckoo you saw at Mokala.

http://sabap2.adu.org.za/species_info.p ... #menu_left
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Moesa » Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:08 pm

wildtuinman wrote:Common Cuckoo would be out of range, I agree.

http://sabap2.adu.org.za/species_info.php?spp=340

As for African Cuckoo, it would be more than likely the cuckoo you saw at Mokala.

http://sabap2.adu.org.za/species_info.p ... #menu_left



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