Scientific Name: Cacomantis passerinus Common Name: Grey-bellied Cuckoo Other Name: Indian plaintive cuckoo
Identifying Features: grey body, white lower belly and undertail, white patch on the wings; females are dark-barred reddish brown above, barred underparts
- The grey-bellied cuckoo is a brood parasite and uses warblers as hosts. It lays a single egg.
- Its diet consists of a variety of insects and caterpillars.
- This is a noisy species.
- The species prefers light woodland and cultivated areas.
This image was clicked by Neal Hardwick – via Flickr.
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