Plaintive Cuckoo – sexing, age

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I have always been on the lookout for female Plaintive Cuckoos (Cacomantis merulinus threnodes) in grey morph. We are of course familiar with the female in the hepatic or rufous morph. Erritzøe, Mann & Brammer (2012) state that adult female … Continued

Call of the Plaintive Cuckoo

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Sunny Lwee’s video clip shows a male Plaintive Cuckoo (Cacomantis merulinus) making its mournful territorial call of “phi phi phi phi phi-pipipiˆ (Robson, 2008). Plaintive Cuckoo (Cacomantis merulinus) is an uncommon resident parasitising the nests of Ashy Tailorbirds (Orthotomus ruficeps) … Continued