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Indian Cuckoo female

Indian Cuckoo female
Photo Information
Copyright: Arjun Haarith (Arjun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX HSM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-25 10:33
Viewed: 4468
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Indian Cuckoo, Cuculus micropterus, is a member of the cuckoo order of birds, the Cuculiformes, that is found in Asia from Pakistan and India, Sri Lanka east to Indonesia and north to China and Russia. It is a solitary and shy bird, found in forests and open woodland at up to 3,600 m.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Cuculiformes
Family: Cuculidae
Genus: Cuculus
Species: C. micropterus
Binomial name
Cuculus micropterus

The Indian Cuckoo is a brood parasite. It lays its single egg mostly in the nests of drongos and crows. It removes and eats an egg from the host nest before laying its own. The breeding season varies from May to July in northern China, March to August in India, January to June in Burma and January to August in the Malay Peninsula

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-09-25 10:58]

Hello Arjun,
Great photo of this Indian Cuckoo in a very nice pose. Excellent frontal POV, sharp details and natural colours. Good composition.

Great capture, wonderful position, lovely details.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-09-28 12:39]

Hello Arjun,
A great frontal view of this Cuckoo ready to take off. Excellent timing and very fine details and colours. Well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla

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