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Cuckoo, Diderick

Roberts No: 386

Brood parasitic. Call ‘dee dee dee di-di-c’ Young, who have red bills, have persistent high-pitched cheeping. Males call from established song posts. Main hosts are weavers, also insectivorous birds.

Family Name:
Chrysococcyx caprius
Common Name:
Cuckoo, Diderick
Size:
17 to 19 cm
Status:
Intra-African migrant
Food:
insects, caterpillars, grasshoppers, termites, bugs, moths, butterflies, beetles.