The Diedirick Cuckoo ( Chrysococcyx Caprius )

This bird, the Diedirick Cuckoo, is almost identical to the Klaas Cuckoo. The Diederick Cuckoo has a white patch behind the eyes which the Klaas Cuckoo does not have. It is visible in the following image:


I found the baby bird in the photo below ( Taken with a cellphone ) under the trees in a forest in the Swellendam area of the Western Cape in South-Africa. At that stage it could not fly yet, lacked feathers under its wings and behind its neck. I estimate it to have been about 2 weeks old when I found it. Here is the photo I took with my cellphone the day I found it:


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