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Banded Bay Cuckoo

From Opus

Cacomantis sonneratii
Photo © by cskhaw Air Itam dam, Penang, Malaysia, August 2005
Photo © by cskhaw
Air Itam dam, Penang, Malaysia, August 2005

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[edit] Identification

24cm

  • Bright reddish-brown or bay above with darker barring
  • White line under eye
  • Tail has a black band and white tip
  • Iris yellow to brown
  • Bill black

[edit] Distribution

Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, southwest China, Thailand and Indochina, Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Palawan, Java, Bali.

Nominate subspecisPhoto © by Alok TewariSt Tal Forest, Alt. 5000 ft., Uttarakhand Himalayas, India, October-2018
Nominate subspecis
Photo © by Alok Tewari
St Tal Forest, Alt. 5000 ft., Uttarakhand Himalayas, India, October-2018

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies[1]

There are 5 subspecies:

  • C. s. waiti :
  • C. s. sonneratii:
  • C. s. malayanus:
  • C. s. fasciolatus:
  • C. s. musicus:

[edit] Habitat

Forest edges, broadleaf evergreen forests, plantations and wooded areas.

Photo © by Dr Manjeet SinghF.R.I.M. , Sg BuloH, Selangor, Malaysia, January 2008
Photo © by Dr Manjeet Singh
F.R.I.M. , Sg BuloH, Selangor, Malaysia, January 2008

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

The diet includes caterpillars and bugs.

[edit] Breeding

It is a brood parasite; the nestlings ejecting host eggs and chicks.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Answers.com
  3. BF Member observations

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