Cuckoo, Pied


Name: Cuckoo, Pied

Scientific name: Oxylophus jacobinus

Type: Cuckoo

Color: Black,White

Habitat: Fields

Size: 53-58cm

Conservation status:



Size of Common Cuckoo and easily told by distinctive black and white plumage, long graduated tail and crest; conspicuous white wing-patch in flight (unlike any other cuckoo). A rarer black form occurs (which also shows white in wing). Juvenile is sooty above with dirty white underparts and small crest.

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