Common (European) Cuckoo
Cuculus canorus
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The common or European cuckoo is a palearctic migrant in Tanzania on southward passage from October through December and northward from March through April. Note that yellow is confined to the base of the mandible and the outer tail feathers are spotted. The right upper male was seen on the Msumbugwe savanna (4-10). The right lower bird was photographed at TPC (Moshi, 10-15), courtesy of Hanna Nyman. The bottom photos were taken in Olasiti (4-07); click the photo above to see five enlargements.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-17 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Karine Van der Vurst, Stuart Webb, Hanna Nyman, Linda Bushman

Last Update this page: 2-20-17