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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1520 on: November 21, 2020, 01:08:38 pm »
I think it;s the lesser honeyguide. Seen them pestering the Barbets. I also saw the Diederiks Cuckoo here. They are also parasitic birds. Maybe this pic can clear up what it is.

Think you're right, DW.

The cuckoo will more likely target sparrows and bishops.
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1521 on: November 22, 2020, 06:41:28 pm »
I think it;s the lesser honeyguide. Seen them pestering the Barbets. I also saw the Diederiks Cuckoo here. They are also parasitic birds. Maybe this pic can clear up what it is.

Think you're right, DW.

The cuckoo will more likely target sparrows and bishops.

Does that greenish head not make Diedericks cuccoo suspect number one?
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1522 on: November 22, 2020, 08:00:30 pm »

Does that greenish head not make Diedericks cuccoo suspect number one?

It's the shape of the head, eyes and the bit of beak make it almost certainly the Lesser honeyguide.

I haven't heard of a Diederick cuckoo laying eggs in any cavity nest.
 

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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1523 on: November 22, 2020, 08:52:29 pm »
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Re: Birds of South Africa
« Reply #1524 on: November 22, 2020, 09:35:15 pm »

Does that greenish head not make Diedericks cuccoo suspect number one?

It's the shape of the head, eyes and the bit of beak make it almost certainly the Lesser honeyguide.

I haven't heard of a Diederick cuckoo laying eggs in any cavity nest.
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