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Ready, steady....

Ready, steady....
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Copyright: Willem Botha (whjb) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 51 W: 26 N: 172] (683)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Olympus E-300, Sigma 55-200mm 1:4-5.6 DC, 55mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-19 4:00
Viewed: 5749
Points: 6
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BURCHELL'S COUCAL (Centropus burchellii)

The crown, tail and back are black, wings bright rusty colour and the underparts are white. The legs are black

This is a series of rapid mellow hooting notes

Found in Mozambique, northern Botswana, northern Namibia, northern and eastern Zimbabwe and northern and coastal regions of South Africa except west coast

Common resident

Riverine and coastal bush

Usually solitary or in pairs. It stays in thick bush and is seldom seen unless flying across open space, or perched on the top of a bush or a post.

Will venture out into the garden early in the morning or after rains in search of snails

Insects, snails, small frogs, and reptiles

September to February
Nest : A large untidy hollow ball of grass, twigs, leaves and roots, lined with leaves and grass at the bottom and sides
Clutch : 2-3 eggs
Incubation : 17 days about

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Belle présentation de cet oiseau.
Bonne journée.

Nice shot of this bird also called 'rain bird'.


Van wat ik heb gehoord, dit is een zeer interessante en soms humoristische vogel Als ik correct ben de vogel ook genoemd=wordt= de regenvogel Het is een dergelijke pluizige bundel van veren. Slaan, en hoewel niet zeer kleurrijk als een andere vogels, dit is een mooi schepsel. Ik heb nooit de kans gehad om één van deze vogels van zo dicht te zien. Dank voor het delen


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