(Asian) Lesser cuckoo
Cuculus poliocephalus
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The Asian lesser cuckoo is small (28 cm), grey above and on the throat and head with distinct white spots on the tail and sharp black barring on a white breast. The female (right upper) is the hepatic form. The pair in the upper four photos was seen in Msumbugwe Forest (4-13). The hepatic forms in the lower photos were seen in Tarangire (left, 4-16), courtesy of Riaan Marais and the Uluguru Mountains (11-21), courtesy of Per Holmen.

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Riaan Marais, Per Holmen

Last Update this page: 12-20-21