African Cuckoo-hawk (Aviceda cuculoides) - HBW 2, p. 107
French: Baza coucou
Spanish: Baza Africano
Other common names: (African) Cuckoo-falcon, African Baza
Taxonomy: Aviceda cuculoides Swainson, 1837, Senegal.
Forms superspecies with A. madagascariensis, and possibly also with A. jerdoni and A. subcristata. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- cuculoides Swainson, 1837 - woodland from Senegal E to SW Ethiopia and S to Nigeria and N Zaire.
- batesi (Swann, 1920) - lowland rain forest from Sierra Leone E to E Uganda and S to N Angola.
- verreauxii Lafresnaye, 1846 - woodland and coastal, riparian and montane forest from Kenya S to N Namibia and South Africa.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Juvenile trying to dry up after the rain Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa
Juan Sanabria 1 August 2013 7 weeks ago 41 sec 3.6
perched in tree top, preening Locality Nseppe, Mouanko, Littoral Province, Cameroon (ssp batesi)
Martin Kennewell 8 March 2009 4 years ago 59 sec 2.6
A bird perched on a tree Locality Kakum National Park, Central Region, Ghana
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2009 3 years ago 28 sec 2
Two adults were feeding a juvenile with chameleons they were picking in the forest around.After leaving the prey with the chick,
Locality Aberdare National Park, Kenya
Bruno Schmetz 4 February 2013 40 weeks ago 3.8
Locality Bobiri Forest Reserve, Ashanti Region, Ghana (ssp batesi)
Nik Borrow 9 May 2010 1 year ago 3.6
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