Juvenile Burchell's Coucal

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Juvenile Burchell's Coucal

Postby Dave Shedman » Mon Dec 29, 2008 1:00 pm

When we first saw this bird I thought it was a Southern Boubou, because of the throat colouring, but then realised it was too big. Mariana insisted it was Burchell's Coucal but I wasn't so sure. However, when we got home and checked up, sure enough, that's what it turned out to be, a juvenile Burchell's Coucal. Photographed at Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, December 26th 2008.





Found a dead wading bird.Took it home, parcelled it up, and sent it off to the rubber-faced irritant Phil Cool with a note inside which read: “Is this your Sanderling?”


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