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Plaintive Cuckoo Cacomantis merulinus threnodes   - Juvenile
Plaintive Cuckoo
Photographer : © Amar-Singh HSS
Location :Tambun, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 15 October 2017
English synonyms:Rufous-bellied Plaintive Cuckoo, Grey-breasted Brush Cuckoo, Gray-breasted Brush Cuckoo
Bird Family :Cuculidae - Old World Cuckoos, Koels & Malkohas
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :I first saw this bird in the company of a Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius) that had just brought some food and was expecting a brood host feeding event. The bird looked juvenile. But very soon after it was chased away by many different birds, from perch to perch. First an Ashy Tailorbird (Orthotomus ruficeps), then a Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica), followed by Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus). I also saw a grey-phase adult about 6 meters away.
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