(378) 30 cm; 90 g
Only all-black cuckoo in region without a crest.
Similar to if but frequently barred rufous below.
Duller than ad.
Fairly common br intra-African migrant, present late Sept-Apr.
Forest, dense woodland and valley bushveld.
Mainly caterpillars, also other insects.
Slow and mournful “I'm so sick”; also whirly whirly whirly...
Brood parasite, parasitising the 3 boubous in the region and
Crimson-breasted Shrike (i.e. 4 Laniarius shrikes). Br peak later
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