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Pallid Cuckoo: Summer Visitor | by birdsaspoetry
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Pallid Cuckoo: Summer Visitor

Pallid Cuckoo, Cacomantis pallidus

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One of the birds that I've been missing. They are early summer visitors, and seem to time their arrival with an explosion of catepillars on roads and paths.

Their hunting style is sitting still on a fence or perch and then dropping down as the catepillars become visible in the open.

 

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Taken on October 19, 2020