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African Emerald Cuckoo

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Alternate name
Chrysococcyx cupreus Scientific name 
Cuculiformes Order
Cuculidae Family   
18 - 22cm Length
Dry savanna, moist lowland forest & shrubland, up to 3,000m in:- Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, [Gulf of Guinea Islands:- Bioko, Sao Tome and Principe, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Habitat-Altitude-Range
1 per host, incubation 13-15 days. Yound evict hosts eggs & young. Clutch  
Insects, larvae, mainly caterpillars. Food   Diet
1233 World Number

Least Concern


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