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hierococcyx varius

  1. One I always struggle to spot

    One I always struggle to spot

    These birds have a wonderful three note call, which it repeats in increasing tones up to 10 times, one I grew up hearing. But they have always eluded me as they tend to sit well hidden away. So chuffed that I got this shot. The three note call sounds a bit like brainfever - hence the name the...
  2. Common hawk cuckoo aka brain fever bird

    Common hawk cuckoo aka brain fever bird

  3. Common Hawk Cuckoo  /  Brainfever Bird

    Common Hawk Cuckoo / Brainfever Bird

    Thank you for your kind appreciation of my previous posts. Image cropped, re-sized, levels adjusted and minimally sharpened.
  4. Common Hawk Cuckoo  /  Brainfever Bird

    Common Hawk Cuckoo / Brainfever Bird

  5. Common Hawk Cuckoo

    Common Hawk Cuckoo

  6. Common Hawk-Cuckoo

    Common Hawk-Cuckoo

    Common Hawk-Cuckoo at the National Botanical Gardens in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  7. Spring-Summer - 135

    Spring-Summer - 135

    Spring-Summer - 135 Hairy caterpillars are instinctively avoided by many birds ... ... their gut contains toxins that make them sick ... But some cuckoos like Jacobin ... and Common Hawk Cuckoo ... seen here have developed skills to turn them into easily availabele delicacies ... They...
  8. Spring-Summer - 125

    Spring-Summer - 125

    Spring-Summer - 125 ... Another view of Common Hawk-cuckoo ... showing detail on dorsal aspect ... A resident and partially migratory species ... Brood parasite ... prefer Babblers as host species ... Watch him in a small video-clip ... Link ...
  9. Common hawk cuckoo with catch

    Common hawk cuckoo with catch

  10. Common Hawk Cuckoo .

    Common Hawk Cuckoo .

  11. Common Hawk Cuckoo .

    Common Hawk Cuckoo .

    Today I have uploaded all 3 cuckoo`s images.
  12. Common Hawk Cuckoo(Juvenile)

    Common Hawk Cuckoo(Juvenile)

    Shot under tree shade in fading evening light and tinkered on photo shop. A first for me.
  13. Common Hawk-Cuckoo

    Common Hawk-Cuckoo

    A juvenile
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