Cuculus caprius Boddaert, 1783, Cape of Good Hope. Monotypic.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
English: Diederik cuckoo, didric cuckoo; French: Coucou didric; German: Goldkuckuck; Spanish: Cuclillo Didric.
7.5 in (19 cm), 1.1 oz (32 g). Bronze-green above, white below with barred green flanks.
Sub-Saharan Africa and South Arabia.
Open woodlands, acacia savanna, and in gardens of towns.
Species has both sedentary and migratory populations.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Insects, mainly caterpillars; seeds.
Breeds with rains. Brood parasitic; two-day-old chick evicts host offspring.
Not globally threatened.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
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