African Cuckoo
Cuculus gularis
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The African cuckoo is distinguished from the common cuckoo in part by the orange color of the proximal bill (as opposed to yellow, see common cuckoo webpage). The upper photos were taken in the Msumbugwe Forest (4-13). The 2nd row bird, a 2Cy, was photographed at the base of the Rubeho Mountains (5-09): note the blue and brown feathers on the upperparts. The 3rd and 4th row adults were seen in Tarangire NP (3-12), courtesy of Colin Beale. The upper juvenile was seen in the Burka Coffee Estate (1-15), courtesy of Hanna Nyman; the lower, in Arusha NP 911-16), courtesy of Linda Bushman.
Click here for more information about identification of common and African cuckoos.

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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-17 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Colin Beale, Hanna Nyman, Linda Bushman

Last Update this page: 2-20-17