French: Coucou didric German: Goldkuckuck Spanish: Cuclillo didric
Other common names:
Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa; also S Arabia.
19 cm; 32 g. Adult male glossy bronze-green above, white supercilium broadest behind eye, white spots on wings and tail sides; white below, flanks barred green; eye-ring red... read more
Male has clear emphatic whistle, first notes often rising in pitch, “dee-dee-dee-diederik... read more
Semi-arid thorn scrub, acacia savanna, open woodlands, and edge of marshland habitat; locally also... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, mainly caterpillars, also grasshoppers, termites, beetles, adult Lepidoptera, eggs of host birds; seeds. Forages mostly in canopy... read more
Breeds with rains, lays Aug–Oct in N Senegal, Aug–Nov in Sierra Leone, Sept–Oct in W Mali, Mar–Jul in coastal... read more
Resident in low-latitude tropics; also an intra-African migrant, seasonal in N and S of range. The... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally common throughout much of its expansive range in fair variety of habitats, often quite heavily humanized; frequently fairly conspicuous due... read more
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