Diederik Cuckoo
Chrysococcyx caprius
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The Diederik cuckoo parasitizes several weaver (especially the Village Weaver) and bishop species. Note the completely barred underwing in flight (upper, Rubondo, 3-13; 2nd row left, Kitulo NP, 3-11, both courtesy of Paul Oliver) and the red eye in the male, brown eye in the female. The 2nd row right photo is of a juvenile (Lengijavi, 1-12). The 3rd row immature was at Nanja Dam, 6-06). The left lower bird (courtesy of Owen Evans) was trapped and died in the tubular entrance of a weaver's nest. The right lower adult male was seen at Shambarai (1-13); click it to see several enlargements.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-17 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
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Paul Oliver, Owen Evans, Stuart Webb, Cameron Raffan
Riaan Marais, Linda Bushman

Last Update this page: 1-27-17