Camping under Baobab Tree
Camping under Baobab Tree
Mpayathutlwa Pan
Mpayathutlwa Pan
The stunning Mapungubwe Hill
The stunning Mapungubwe Hill
Crossing From Namibia to Botswana
Crossing From Namibia to Botswana
Mokoro Safari
Mokoro Safari

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.