Klaas’s Cuckoo

Chrysococcyx klaas

This spectacular, iridescent green cuckoo has a small white stripe behind the eye and can be told from its cousin; the dideric cuckoo, by its lack of white wing spots. It is found in a variety of habitats including forest, savanna, woodland and gardens where it parasitises batises, warblers, flycatchers and sunbirds.

Our first decent sighting of this species was in September 2010 in Ndumo Game Reserve, northern KwaZulu Natal.


Cumberland-&-Bosch-712-BESTEST-edited4-sm Klaas’s Cuckoo / Balgowan, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa / January 2021 Klaas’s Cuckoo / Balgowan, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa / January 2021 Klaas’s Cuckoo / Balgowan, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa / January 2021 Klaas’s Cuckoo / Umngazi River, South Africa / 11 September 2013 Klaas’s Cuckoo / Umngazi River, South Africa / 11 September 2013
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