Indian Cuckoo female
|Copyright: Arjun Haarith (Arjun)
|Date Taken: 2009-09-19|
|Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX HSM|
|Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-09-25 10:33|
|[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.|
Species: C. 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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- [2009-09-25 10:58]
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.
- [2009-09-28 12:39]
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