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Cuckoo - Black-and-white Cuckoo

Oxylophus jacobinus


In Africa two races occur; wide spread pica - this sub-specie is black above and entirely white below, with a white wing patch and white-tipped tail; the other sub-specie - light morph of southern serratus, this specie is washed pale grey and finely streaked below; dark morph serratus is jet black (including tail) except for a white wing patch. Photo taken at Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania.


1. Common in bush, wooded grassland, scrub from sea-level to 3000m. 2. South of Sahara in Africa 3. South of Himalayas in India 4. Also found in Sri Lanka & Myanmar


Info. taken from: 1. Birds of East Africa by Terry Stevenson & John Fanshawe, 2. Wikipedia Jacobin cuckoo

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Karan Raghwa
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Karan Raghwa

Arusha, Tanzania

Spotted on Jan 9, 2018
Submitted on Dec 12, 2019

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