Grey-bellied Cuckoo

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

Fun Facts:

  • 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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