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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

bob-palmera

Date

the past

Photos / Sounds

What

Indian Cuckoo Cuculus micropterus

Observer

ivijayanand

Date

October 1, 2014 09:05 AM IST

Description

Indian Cuckoo - I observed this bird fly to a branch with a large Limacodid moth caterpillar, catch it and beat it against its perch to break off its spines before swallowing it.

Location: Makunda Christian Hospital, Karimganj District, Assam

Date: 1st October 2014

Equipment: Nikon D800 with Nikkor 300mm f2.8 + 2x TC

Photos / Sounds

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What

Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis

Observer

ivijayanand

Date

October 19, 2014 08:21 AM IST

Description

Greater Coucal

Location: Forest track between Hathikhira Tea Estate and Induraile village, Karimganj District, Assam

Date: 19th October 2014

Equipment: Nikon D800 with Nikkor 300mm f2.8 + 2 TC

Photos / Sounds

What

Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris

Observer

magazhu

Date

October 21, 2014

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Brush Cuckoo Cacomantis variolosus

Observer

caique_bueno

Date

October 24, 2014 05:53 PM EST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

shining cuckoo Chrysococcyx lucidus ssp. lucidus

Observer

candler

Date

October 19, 2014

Description

Shining cuckoos heard here.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

shining cuckoo Chrysococcyx lucidus ssp. lucidus

Date

October 11, 2014

Description

eating worms and then they flew off

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

long tailed cuckoo Eudynamys taitensis

Date

October 12, 2014

Description

Flying into a pine tree

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Shining Cuckoo Chrysococcyx lucidus ssp. lucidus

Observer

lexii_w

Date

October 10, 2014

Description

Calling loudly from the top of a eucalyptus tree

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

francisco3

Date

October 23, 2014 12:03 PM HST

Photos / Sounds

What

Shining Cuckoo Chrysococcyx lucidus ssp. lucidus

Observer

tony_wills

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

Shining Cuckoo calling from a tree at the start of the Lake Road. Heard but not seen, though I did eventually see a bird take off from the rear of the tree. The recording has been edited a little to remove some extra noises like the Kaka calling loudly from nearby. There are still other extraneous noises such as footsteps and a number of other birds in the background too.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

test_biocaching1

Date

October 23, 2014 01:27 AM BST

Place

(Somewhere...)
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Description from Wikipedia

The cuckoos are a family, Cuculidae, of near passerine birds, named for the Common Cuckoo of Europe. The order Cuculiformes, in addition to the cuckoos, also includes the turacos (family Musophagidae, sometimes treated as a separate order, Musophagiformes). Some zoologists and taxonomists have also included the unique Hoatzin in the Cuculiformes, but its taxonomy remains in dispute. The cuckoo family, in addition to those species named as such, also includes the roadrunners, koels, malkohas, couas, coucals...

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