Mpayathutlwa Pan
Mpayathutlwa Pan
Vultures Finishing up a Male Kudu
Vultures Finishing up a Male Kudu
Painted Reed Frog on a Day Water Lily Flower
Painted Reed Frog on a Day Water Lily Flower
Pride of Lion Finishing up a Giraffe at Mombo Camp
Pride of Lion Finishing up a Giraffe at Mombo Camp
Boat Cruise
Boat Cruise

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.