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Red-chested Cuckoo

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Piet-my-vrou  (South Africa) Alternate name
Cuculus solitarius  Scientific name 
Cuculiformes Order
Cuculidae Family   
28 to 30 cm Length
Dry savanna, shrubland, forest, up to 3,000m in:- Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Congo, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, [Gulf of Guinea Islands:- Bioko, ] Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Habitat-Altitude-Range
1 - rarely 2 eggs per host, incubation 13 - 15 days. Young evict eggs or young of host. Clutch  
Insects, larvae & some seeds. Food   Diet
1199 World Number

Least Concern


view photos May 5, 2006 Photo by MBoy68 all rights reserved

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Red-chested Cuckoo Song
(Cuculus solitarius)
Bram Piot XC21252
29-04-2008, Kenya

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Red-chested Cuckoo

Photo by Dave Semler all rights reserved


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