French: Coucou de Klaas German: Klaaskuckuck Spanish: Cuclillo de Klaas
Cape Province, South Africa
S Mauritania#R and Senegal E to Ethiopia, Eritrea and SW Arabia#R and S to South Africa, including Bioko and São Tomé#R.
18 cm; 26 g. Adult male metallic green above, green patch from back down side of neck, white streak behind eye, outer tail white; white below, flanks barred green; eye-ring... read more
Two clear whistles, “meit-jie”, the first slurred up, the second slurred down.
Open woodland, forest edge, thickets; in Sierra Leone, particularly common in areas of forest/... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, mainly caterpillars, also butterflies, bug nymphs, beetles, small Orthoptera, termites. Forages in foliage, and occasionally... read more
Breeds in rains, Sept–Nov in Senegambia, Mar–Sept in Nigeria, Dec–Jun E of Rift Valley in E Africa, Oct–Feb in... read more
Resident in equatorial areas. Seasonal migrant at higher latitudes, arriving in rains, leaving... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. A widespread and generally common species; persists in residential areas where flowers are available for sunbird hosts. Although there are no... read more
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