Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Cuculus
Family: Cuculidae (Aves)
Taxon : Bird
Group : Animal

SPECIES
solitarius
NOTES

A largish bird about 30 cm long which migrates to South Africa from tropical Africa from September to March. It is a noisy bird which is seldom seen as it perches in dense foliage high in trees. It eats mainly insects.


AUTHORITY
Stephens, 1815
Sub Author
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: A brown bird with black and white striped underparts and red on the chest
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Red chested cuckoo
Piet my vrou
Habitat
NOTES: Prefers the tall exotic trees lining the roads. Seldom heard in the bush
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
None known
None
Months
November
December
January
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