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Pied Cuckoo

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Jacobin Cuckoo, Oxylophus jacobinus Alternate name
 Clamator jacobinus Scientific name 
Cuculiformes Order
Cuculidae Family   
33-34 cms               Length
Dry savanna, grassland up tp 3,000m, in:- Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Cote d'Ivoire, Congo, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, [Gulf of Guinea Islands:- Principe & Sao Tome] India, Iran, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia & Zimbabwe. Habitat-Altitude-Range
Usually 1 egg per nest but up to 4. Incubation 11days. Clutch  
Large insects and larvae. Food   Diet
Eggs & young of host not ejected but young are trampled to death.   Habits
1189 World Number

Least Concern


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Pied Cuckoo song
(Clamator jacobinus)
David Farrow XC37577
21-07-1996, Pakistan

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Pied Crested Cuckoo

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