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Re: Coucal: Burchell's

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

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Re: Coucal: Burchell's

Unread post by 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....

All the best, Michael
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Re: Coucal: Burchell's

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

Hi Michael,

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

Pleasure! :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by 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 post by 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 post by 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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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:02 pm

Johan van Rensburg wrote: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...

Not sure what you mean by "serious detail", but I did fail to mention that it was seen on the S92 south of Olifants and on 25 April 2012. Since that's 4 months ago, I don't remember any further 'details' :wink:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:46 pm

That's the detail I was referring to :wink:

Elsa has it spot-on :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:50 am

:tongue: :D
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Re: Coucal: Burchell's

Unread post by okie » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:24 pm

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by gatita » Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:50 pm

we saw this coucal on march 8th on the H3 close to Malelane. Is this a juvenile burchell's?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:47 am

Spot on!
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by whipper » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:49 pm

Hello

Please help me identify these birds taken recently in the park

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