Flew in and landed at furnace creek patio during morning coffee was scared off by a man with a suitcase coming up stairs before a pic could be taken
No time to identify. Sorry. And sorry for quality.
Size of a Wood-dove, fast flight, was immediatly attacked by the weavers after sitting down.
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...