Pretoria Image: Great Spotted Cuckoo (Clamator glandarius)

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Image by Johann du Preez
The Great Spotted Cuckoo is a brood parasite like most other Cuckoos. They mainly parasitizes on Pied and Black Crows but in the parks where I’ve seen them they tend to go for starlings as hosts. In Mapungubwe it would mostly be the Meves’s (Longtailed) Starlings that are targeted as they are the most common of the starlings here. Photographed on 03 January 2008 near the Maloutswa hide.

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