Redchested Cuckoo

Elizabeth Kendall

Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa

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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. Watersoluble pencils and waterpaint.
Waterpaint on X-Pressit Aqua Watercolour paper. 300gsm.
FEATURED in ARTISTS Universe
14 December 2012.
FEATURED in Wildlife of Southern Africa
29 December 2012.
FEATURED in Amazing Wildlife
9 Jan. 2013.
FEATURED in Nature in its entirety
14 December 2015.

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