Chestnut-winged Cuckoo

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Had only a brief opportunity to walk about today and spotted two migratory cuckoos. The Chestnut-winged Cuckoo (Clamator coromandus) is quite common but very shy for a cuckoo; so most times we just get a glimpse in flight. We have had it visit our garden for a number of years, especially when there are many caterpillars – its favourite food. Today I saw it snatch caterpillars off tall vegetation and branches by flying from a perch.

 

Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)

Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

 

Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Habitat: Urban city environment

Date: 28th March 2018

Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, handheld with Rode VideoMic Pro Plus Shotgun Microphone

 

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