Pretoria Image: Great Spotted Cuckoo (Clamator glandarius)

This #Mapungubwe tagged image is courtesy of Flickr. Click on the Flickr account holder below the photograph to see more. 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 … [Read more...]