Diederik Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx caprius) - HBW 4, p. 566
French: Coucou didric
Spanish: Cuclillo Didric
Other common names: Did(e)ric Cuckoo
Taxonomy: Cuculus caprius Boddaert, 1783, Cape of Good Hope.
Possible shorter-winged race, chrysochlorus, has been described as resident in W Africa, along with long-winged birds, but short-winged individuals also occur in S Africa. Monotypic.
Distribution: Sub-Saharan Africa; also S Arabia.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 10 videos
active male in acacias, eats a caterpillar, poohs, wipes bill, flies Locality Liben Plains, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 31 October 2010 3 years ago 25 sec 4.3
An adult perched on a branch and flying away. Locality Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 29 August 2006 7 years ago 22 sec 4.2
A juvenile male begging for food and calling Locality Ayn Hamran, Dhofar Governorate, Oman (Monotypic species)
Eric Roualet 10 November 2010 3 years ago 10 sec 4.1
A bird perched on a branch of an acacia tree, eventually flying away. Locality Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania (Monotypic species)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 16 February 2012 2 years ago 16 sec 4
perching in a tree Locality Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 22 September 2010 3 years ago 43 sec 3.7
An adult on top of a tree, singing. Locality Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 29 August 2006 7 years ago 27 sec 3.6
PhotosSee all 19 photos
A Diederik Cuckoo that appears to be eating a tree.
Locality Sunset Dam, Kruger National Park, South Africa (Monotypic species)
AnneMarks 23 October 2013 39 weeks ago 4.7
Diederik Cuckoo male under attack in a male squable
Locality Ngwenya Lodge, Komatipoort, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa
SC Hendriks 2 December 2011 1 year ago 4.7
Locality Salalah, Dhofar Governorate, Oman
AurélienAudevard 1 November 2004 4 years ago 4.5
A juvenile standing on the roadside on the highway to Yemens border.
Locality Salalah, Dhofar Governorate, Oman (Monotypic species)
John A Thompson 7 November 2011 2 years ago 4.5
Perched on a tree limb.
Locality Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
Lee Hunter 6 August 2012 1 year ago 4.4
Bird eating caterpillar
Locality Polokwane (Pietersburg), Limpopo Province, South Africa
jmdebruyn 29 November 2012 1 year ago 4.4
Strong response to playback. Locality Walvis Bay, Erongo Region, Namibia
Charles Hesse 12 November 2009 4 years ago 4
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Recorded with video camera. Locality Ndutu Lodge, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti, Tanzania
steinn 15 April 2000 47 weeks ago 0