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White Elephant Bush Camp, Pongola Reserve
South Africa


Make Nikon D2X
Lens Nikkor AF-S VR 200 mm f/2G   at 300 mm
Exposure 1/800, f/5.6, ISO 800 
Image size 600 x 400 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Cuculiformes   Family  Cuculidae

Deutsch  Burchellkuckuck Dutch  Burchells Spoorkoekoek
Italian  non available Spanish  Cucal de Burchel


Coucals are a subfamily of about 30 non-parasitic species. However, they do have their own reproductive peculiarity: all members of the genus are to varying degrees sex-role reversed so that the smaller male provides most of the parental care. At least one coucal species, the Black Coucal, is polyandrous.


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Burchell's Coucal
Centropus burchellii
Coucal de Burchell

Jean-Michel PAULUS