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Black Cuckoo (Cuculus clamosus) by macronyx.

Black Cuckoo Song
(Cuculus clamosus)
Bram Piot XC18898
20-10-2007, South Africa

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Alternate name
Cuculus clamosus Scientific name
Cuculiformes Order
Cuculidae Family   
29 - 30 cm Length
Grassland, savanna, shtubland & forest, below 2,000m, in:- Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Rep. of CongoCote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe Habitat-Altitude-Range
1 egg per host, incubation 13-14 days, fledge in 20-21days, young of host are evicted within 48 hours, Clutch  
Insects and larvae. (mainly caterpillars) Food   Diet
1200 World Number

Least Concern


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