Record details

:   6153
Province:   Limpopo
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   2430BD
Observer:   Zaloumis, Alex
Date of record:   2013-12-21
Number of photos:   1
Notes:   Lesser Masked Weaver colony always infested with many Diederik cuckoos. Males land amongst colony. Weavers attack and chase them off - en mass. Male flies off calling, being chased by colony. 2 Female cuckoos sneak in & lay eggs. Very quick.
Last updated:   2014-01-15 11:24:02
Sp. code:   352
Species name:   Chrysococcyx caprius
Common name:   Dideric (Diederik) Cuckoo -- Diederikkie
Family:   Cuculidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Diederik Cuckoo
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:   http://vmus.adu.org.za/?vm=-6153
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Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Malcolm Robinson
Comment:  
Date:   2014-01-08 12:54:50
Species name:   Chrysococcyx caprius -- Dideric (Diederik) Cuckoo; Diederikkie
Species code:   352

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