Dideric Cuckoo

Chrysococcyx caprius

This common, intra-African summer migrant, with its diagnostic white wing spots, is named after its distinctive call; dee-dee-deederick. Summer in the african bush would not be the same without this iconic bird.

We first recorded this small, glossy green cuckoo in January 2010 while hiking a trail near the Cathedral Peak Hotel in the central Drakensberg. Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens in Roodepoort, Kgomo Kgomo near Rust de Winter and Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve near Pretoria are all reliable spots for this summer visitor.

 
Also known: Diderick, Diederick, Diederick’s Cuckoo


Dideric Cuckoo / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / February 2019 Dideric Cuckoo / Ndaka Safari Lodge, Nambiti Game Reserve, South Africa / December 2019 Dideric Cuckoo / Ndaka Safari Lodge, Nambiti Game Reserve, South Africa / December 2019 Dideric Cuckoo / Vlaklaagte Roadside Route, South Africa / 19 January 2014 Dideric Cuckoo / Ndaka Safari Lodge, Nambiti Game Reserve, South Africa / December 2019 Dideric Cuckoo / Ndaka Safari Lodge, Nambiti Game Reserve, South Africa / December 2019 Dideric Cuckoo / Ndaka Safari Lodge, Nambiti Game Reserve, South Africa / December 2019 Dideric Cuckoo / Ndaka Safari Lodge, Nambiti Game Reserve, South Africa / December 2019 Dideric Cuckoo / Ndaka Safari Lodge, Nambiti Game Reserve, South Africa / December 2019 Dideric Cuckoo / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / February 2019 Dideric Cuckoo / Ndaka Safari Lodge, Nambiti Game Reserve, South Africa / December 2019 Dideric Cuckoo / Vlaklaagte Roadside Route, South Africa / 19 January 2014 Dideric Cuckoo / Ndaka Safari Lodge, Nambiti Game Reserve, South Africa / December 2019 Dideric Cuckoo / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / January 2019 Dideric Cuckoo / Kgomo Kgomo, South Africa / 10 February 2013 Dideric-Cuckoo_Vlaklaagte-Roadside-Route,-South-Africa_19-January-2014-11 Dideric-Cuckoo_Vlaklaagte-Roadside-Route,-South-Africa_19-January-2014-10 Dideric Cuckoo / Vlaklaagte Roadside Route, South Africa / 19 January 2014 Dideric Cuckoo / Kgomo Kgomo, South Africa / 10 February 2013 Dideric Cuckoo / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / January 2019 Dideric Cuckoo / Mkhombo Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa / 11 January 2013 Dideric Cuckoo / Vlaklaagte Roadside Route, South Africa / 19 January 2014 Dideric Cuckoo / Kgomo Kgomo, South Africa / 10 February 2013 Dideric Cuckoo / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / January 2019
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