KLAAS'S CUCKOO BY PEET VAN SCHALKWYK
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ABOUT THE PHOTO...
Taken in Sabie Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
|Camera ||Canon EOS 5D Mark III |
|Exposure ||0.001 sec (1/800) |
|Aperture ||f/9.0 |
|Focal Length ||700 mm |
|ISO Speed ||2500|
ABOUT THE BIRD SPECIES...
The Klaas's Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx klaas) is a species of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family. It is found in Angola , Benin , Botswana , Burkina Faso , Burundi , Cameroon , Central African Republic , Chad , Republic of the Congo , Democratic Republic of the Congo , Ivory Coast , Equatorial Guinea , Eritrea , Ethiopia , Gabon , Gambia , Ghana , Guinea , Guinea-Bissau , Kenya , Liberia , Malawi , Mali , Mauritania , Mozambique , Namibia , Nigeria , Rwanda , São Tomé and Príncipe , Senegal , Sierra Leone , Somalia , South Africa , Sudan , Swaziland , Tanzania , Togo , Uganda , Yemen , Zambia , and Zimbabwe .
Mainly insectivorous, specializing in butterflies and caterpillars.
It is a brood parasite, meaning that it lays its eggs in other birds nests.
Source: Biodiversity Explorer
» 2 Comments
at Monday, 20 August 2012 15:42
A stunning capture, Peet!!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!
at Tuesday, 21 August 2012 13:48
Wow! Lovely capture Peet!
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