African Emerald Cuckoo, Magoebaskloof, South Africa

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Emerald Cuckoo2I spotted this immature Emerald cuckoo while birding in Magoebaskloof. We followed the call down a track in the forest. The bird then flew overhead and continued calling from a tree near to us. Since then I’ve seen the bird several times in the same area. Here is link to an article explaining why the African Emerald cuckoo’s feathers glimmer http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2013/07/alumnus-uncovers-how-cuckoos-feathers-shimmer

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