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  Senegal Coucal

 

Centropus senegalensis

(390) 39 CID; 170 g

SEXES  Alike, F > M. Key distinguishing feature the unbarred brown rump, sometimes dif­ficult to see in field. Distribution overlaps only slightly with larger Burchell's Coucal.

JUV  Streaked white above; bill initially pale horn coloured.

STATUS  Uncommon in most areas. Resident, with some local movement.

HABITAT  Mainly wooded habitats adjacent to, and along, watercourses, also in sugar cane fields.

FOOD  Wide range of insect and animal prey.

CALL  Bubbling liquid notes, sometimes in duet.

BR  Monogamous. Untidy ball nest usually within 2m of ground.

 

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Ccs001

Khwai

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Ccs002

Khwai

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Ccs003

Nhabe River

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Ccs004

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Ccs005

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

Ccs006

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Ccs007

Xini Lagoons, Moremi

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Ccs008

Black Pools, Moremi

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Ccs009

Xaxanaka

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

Ccs010

Khwai

With grasshopper

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L  

 

Ccs011

Khwai

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Ccs012

Khwai

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Ccs013

Khwai

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Ccs014

Khwai

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Ccs015

Boteti River

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

Ccs016

Boteti River

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

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