Red-chested Cuckoo (Cuculus solitarius) - HBW 4, p. 553
French: Coucou solitaire
Spanish: Cuco Solitario
Taxonomy: Cuculus solitarius Stephens, 1815, eastern Cape Province.
Population on Bioko (Fernando Póo), off Cameroon, sometimes treated as separate race magnirostris, on account of larger bill, but shows no other differences and probably does not merit recognition. Monotypic.
Distribution: Senegal through Nigeria to S Sudan and Ethiopia, and S through Zaire, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique to S South Africa; Bioko.
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An adult in a tree, scratching the head and alert. Locality Royal Mile, Budongo Forest, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 31 August 2006 7 years ago 35 sec 4.2
perching Locality Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 22 September 2010 3 years ago 1 min 20 sec 4.1
A bird on a branch. Locality Mweya, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Eldert Groenewoud 1 March 2008 5 years ago 13 sec 3.4
A bird perched on a branch above. Locality Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Free State Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Keith Blomerley 14 October 2004 10 weeks ago 14 sec 3
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Bird in a tree
Locality Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
ANTHONY VILLAUME 6 April 2013 43 weeks ago 4
A male siging
Locality Kakum National Park, Central Region, Ghana (Monotypic species)
Lars Petersson 28 January 2013 1 year ago 3.8
A female red-chested cuckoo resting in a tree.
Locality Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa
David Nowell 27 December 2007 5 years ago 3.7
Male perched in tree.
Locality Ruhengeri (Musanze), North Province, Rwanda
Jason Anderson 20 March 2010 4 years ago 3.6
A singing male perched in a tree.
Locality Nylsvley Nature Reserve, Limpopo Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
David Beadle 11 January 2011 1 year ago 3.5
Back view of a bird sitting in forest understory.
Locality Budongo Forest, Uganda (Monotypic species)
David Beadle 9 February 2014 15 weeks ago 3