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Impressing series. On the last one you caught some zebras, too. Lovely.
Thanks very much everyone, he was great to watch! :-)
Super spotting. Sharp photo, too!
What a beautiful green color! It's got some crazy eyes too!
Sorry, there was still a problem with the spotting. All photos should be viewable now. :)
What a beautiful bird. Still need photo number 2.
Thanks, yeah I was having problems with the webpage, should be sorted now. :)
beautiful bird.... great shots. :) yes, the pic number 2 needs re-posting. :)
Very nice series, but I can't see picture number two.
Amazing!! Thanks for the information!!
Thanks for the interest, I took these whilst working on the UmPhafa nature reserve at the end of last year. It is true that they are far more easily heard than seen. I was so pleased to get these shots!Like many other cuckoo's this species is a brood parasite mainly laying their eggs in the nests of weavers, sparrows and wagtails. One egg is laid in each nest of the hosts, and after 12 days it will hatch and imediately eject all other eggs and even chicks that may of already hatched. Interestingly I learnt from the reserve co-ordinator that the main diet of this species are hairy caterpillars, which are in fact poisonous to most other birds. These images are of a male, the female has a coppery under body whilst the males have this lovely white colouration. :-)
Always hearing them, difficult to spot. Great series!
Could you add some more information on the bird?
Beautiful! With the zebras in the background...:)
Spotted on Nov 23, 2011 Submitted on Feb 11, 2012
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