Redchested Cuckoo by Elizabeth Kendall


Small (22.9" x 16.4")

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My favorite weather is bird-chirping weather.
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The Red-chested Cuckoo (Cuculus solitarius) is a species of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family. It is a medium-sized bird (28 to 30 cm), found in Africa south of the Sahara. In Afrikaans, it is known as “Piet-my-vrou”, after its call.It is found in Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. In Southern Africa it is a common breeding migrant, found throughout the area except for the drier west. Info
I enjoyed this bird’s call in the early morning hours…..and decided to do a painting! Gauteng, South Africa.
ART: Wildlife in Africa
Waterpaint on X-Pressit Aqua Watercolour paper. 300gsm.
14 December 2012.
FEATURED in Wildlife of Southern Africa
29 December 2012.
FEATURED in Amazing Wildlife
9 Jan. 2013.


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  • jozi1
    jozi1over 1 year ago

    Awesome,Elizabeth :)

  • Thanks for the fine comment Tony!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 1 year ago

    You just have to love them with that beautiful, incessant call of theirs! Beautifully done Elizabeth!

  • Many thanks Maree! Also for the fav!!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 1 year ago

    December 13th, 2012
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  • Wow! A lovely Christmas banner! Thanks very much for the feature Mary!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • cindy50
    cindy50over 1 year ago

    Wonderful work indeed! – click on the banner and it will take you to our Home Page so you can view your work

  • Thanks so much for the feature Jacqui!!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Karine Radcliffe
    Karine Radcliffeover 1 year ago

    Congratulations on your feature Elizabeth, you certainly are talented with the paintbrush :)

  • Thanks so much Karine, so kind of you!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...over 1 year ago


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  • Many thanks Dee! What a lovely banner! Thanks!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 1 year ago

    Congratulations on another feature Elizabeth!

  • Thanks Maree!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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