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Philippine Hawk-Cuckoo

Cuculus pectoralis


Been seeing brush cuckoos amongst the ylang-ylang trees that week. I thought this one was just one of them, but with an impaired set of wings. It looked like it has a hole on its back (See 3rd picture.). I saw this one fly a meter or so over me when it went to dive for a caterpillar. I took photos of this Philippine Hawk-Cuckoo from 11:59am-12:21pm.

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VeronicaPrudente 9 years ago

Thank you, Kdon.:)

KdonGalay 9 years ago

lovely, congratulations Veronica

VeronicaPrudente 9 years ago

Thank you, J, Nuwan, Satyen, and Agnes. You should see this one fly over/ near you. Surreal. It's relatively big and looks magnificent with its wings spread. Literally a wow moment for me.:)

NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

lovely series!

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VeronicaPrudente 9 years ago

That's the 1st photo in my set. The fact that it looked like it has a hole on its back/ impaired wings bothered me. If not for that, I wouldn't have taken pictures of this bird. Too bad, I wasn't able to set the camera to take photos with bigger file sizes.

It looks so adorable in pic#3.

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Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 31, 2012
Submitted on Dec 13, 2012

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