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Indian Cuckoo

Indian Cuckoo
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-17 1:01
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Points: 4
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Indian Cuckoo
(Cuculus micropterus) 四声杜鹃
Size: 33 cm

In the field, best distinguished from the Eurasian Cuckoo, C. canorus (a vagrant to java) and the Oriental Cuckoo by its call.

The penetrating 4-note whistle, with 4th lower note, is diagnostic.

Found in forested areas, from the lowlands to 1000m. It is more often heard than seen. It usually perches high and flies like a small hawk within the forest canopy, looking for small invertebrate food. This cuckoo is known to be nest-parasitic.

A common winter visitor in Singapore.

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Just look at the yellow eyeliner and matching feet! Love this POV and fine crisp capture, great detail too and my first Indian Cuckoo to be spied here on Trek! Well done

Hi Ang
great one! lovely compo, perfect sharpness, nice blurred bG with some nice branches
lovely tfs

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