Oriental Bird Images

Grey-bellied Cuckoo Cacomantis passerinus   - Juvenile with foster parent
Grey-bellied Cuckoo
Photographer : © Abhijith A V
Location :Kalloor, Sulthan Batthery, Wayanad, Kerala, India
Date : 31 August 2011
English synonyms:Plaintive Cuckoo, Gray-bellied Cuckoo, Indian Plaintive Cuckoo, Grey-headed Cuckoo, Gray-headed Cuckoo, Grey-bellied Plaintive Cuckoo, Gray-bellied Plaintive Cuckoo
Bird Family :Cuculidae - Old World Cuckoos, Koels & Malkohas
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :While I was trying to photograph this Grey-bellied Cuckoo, suddenly its foster parent, a Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius came in between to feed it. As soon as I clicked my camera the birds flew away. So I couldn't get a better photograph. - AAV