A Conversation for Colours of Wildlife: African Cuckoo

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Post 1

aka Bel - A87832164

What a fascinating entry agan, Willem!! Can't wait to read about the drongo. smiley - boing

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Post 2


Hi Bel, thanks for dropping by and commenting smiley - smiley! I'll do a drongo painting and article soon, then.

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Post 3


yep, that'll be good, Willem

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Post 4

LL Waz

Used to count Drongos on long car journeys.

I heard the first cuckoo back here a week ago last Monday. It's extraordinary that a few weeks ago it was around the Congo. And odd that some cuckoos don't migrate at all.

Lovely painting.

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Post 5


Hello Waz, it's great to see you here! Also great to hear that someone here knows what a drongo is. It is funny the whole business of bird migration. Most cuckoo species are migratory ... the parasitic ones here in South Africa all are. The non-migratory ones are the non-parasitic coucals and yellowbills.

A 'statistic' about that cuckoo migration ... one bird crossed the Sahara desert in two days, averaging a speed of 50 km/h for the entire journey.

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Post 6

Elektragheorgheni -Please read 'The Post'

Wow Willem, that is an incredible speed. They are truly the marathoners of the bird world. How do they stay hydrated at that pace? smiley - smiley

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