Huge Buffalo Herd at Duba Plains
Huge Buffalo Herd at Duba Plains
Impala Herd
Impala Herd
Viewing Buffalos
Viewing Buffalos
Zebras at Kings Pool
Zebras at Kings Pool
Mpayathutlwa Pan
Mpayathutlwa Pan

Red - Chested Cuckoo

Red - Chested Cuckoo

Description

This is one of the eleven different cuckoos which migrate to Botswana in the summer months. The male is the only cuckoo in the region with a rufous breast. It is a common breeding inter-African migrant, present from September to March.

Voice

Its main call is a persistent and monotonous piet-my-vrou throughout the day and night.

Behaviour and habitat

Its habitat consists of forests, closed woodland, riverine bush and wooded suburban areas. It parasitizes the Cape Robin-chat and at least fifteen other species.