Black Cuckoo

Cuculus clamosus

ML138090531


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Phil Stouffer
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eBird Checklist S22138055
Endulen Hospital
Arusha, Tanzania
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Latitude and Longitude -3.2195, 35.2215 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Female
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

From https://www.flickr.com/photos/stoufferlsu/16073680524: Thanks to all who commented on the id (see the original question below). Here's the word from Clive Mann- Cuckoo Fundi: "Lack of eye-ring, all dark bill, lack of pale edging & tipping to wings & back all good for female nominate Black Cuckoo. If it were Red-chested juvenile there would be pale edging & tipping to wings & back, and if adult would be grey above with red on chest. " This plumage is not represented in the standard field guides for East Africa. Paul Oliver commented on the TZ birds FB page that the lack of an eye ring and an all black bill was convincing for him for Black Cuckoo

Observation details

https://www.flickr.com/photos/stoufferlsu/16073680524/

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D
Lens model
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/320 sec
ISO
800
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
1,080KB
Dimensions
1974 x 1480

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