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Philippine Drongo Cuckoo Surniculus velutinus chalybaeus  
Philippine Drongo Cuckoo
Photographer : © Romy Ocon
Location : Mt. Makiling, Luzon, the Philippines
Date : 22 July 2004
English synonyms:Philippine Drongo-cuckoo
Bird Family :Cuculidae - Old World Cuckoos, Koels & Malkohas
Red Data Status :Not Evaluated
Remarks :Species endemic to the Philippines. Sometimes considered conspecific with Asian Drongo Cuckoo Surniculus lugubris. Note that in this photo the eye colour is discoloured by the flash.
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