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Parasitic Weaver

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Cuckoo Finch  Alternate name
Anomalospiza imberbis  Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Viduidae Family
11–13 cm Length
Tropical seasonaly flooded grassland, irigated agricultural land, between 500 - 1800 m. Range Habitat-Altitude-Range
Brood parasite, the eggs are white, pale blue or pink with brown, reddish or violet markings. Incubation 14 days, fledging 18 days with 30 - 40 days dependency on host. The hosts (prinias or cisticolas) chicks don't always survive Clutch
Seeds. Food  
Usually found in small flocks feeding on the ground. Habits
8550 - TSN: 558601 World Number
Least Concern Status

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Afrikaans: Koekoekvink
Czech: Prádelník kukaccí, přádelník kukaččí
Danish: Gřgevćver
German: Kuckucksfink, Kuckucks-Fink, Kuckucksweber, Kuckuckswitwe
English: Cameroon Cuckoo-Weaver, Cuckoo Finch, Cuckoo Weaver, Cuckoofinch, Cuckoofinch Weaver, Parasitic Weaver
Spanish: Tejedor Parásito, Viuda Anómala
Finnish: Loiskutoja
French: Anomalospize parasite, Tisserin coucou, Tisserin parasite, Tisserin-coucou
Italian: Tessitore parassita
Japanese: kakkouhataori
Japanese: カッコウハタオリ
Latin: Anomalospiza imberbis, Anomalospiza imberbis imberbis, Anomalospiza imberbis rendalli
Dutch: Koekoekswever
Norwegian: Gjřkvever
Polish: kukulnik
Portuguese: Tecelăo-parasita
Russian: Паразитическая вдовушка
Slovak: kukuciarka žltá
Swedish: Gökvävare
Swahili: Yombeyombe Manjano
Chinese: 寄生织雀

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