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Striped Cuckoo (Tapera naevia) A Striped Cuckoo I saw yesterday when I went to do some evening birding. Initially, I heard a loud call from a bush next to where I was and after close inspection I found the bird, merely one and a half metres from where I stood. I approached closer and closer and the bird was unbothered, however, I did not venture too close as I did not want to disturb it. Even though the photo probably looks horrid, I am actually quite pleased with this image considering how late it was at night and how little light was available. Animalia,Animals,Aves,Birds,Caribbean,Striped Cuckoo,Striped cuckoo,Tapera naevia,Trinidad and Tobago Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Striped Cuckoo (Tapera naevia)

A Striped Cuckoo I saw yesterday when I went to do some evening birding. Initially, I heard a loud call from a bush next to where I was and after close inspection I found the bird, merely one and a half metres from where I stood. I approached closer and closer and the bird was unbothered, however, I did not venture too close as I did not want to disturb it. Even though the photo probably looks horrid, I am actually quite pleased with this image considering how late it was at night and how little light was available.

    comments (6)

  1. Very mysterious. Posted one month ago
    1. Indeed it is! Posted 29 days ago
  2. One of only 2 photos we have of this bird on JungleDragon, so a valuable contribution! Plus, I like the shot...it's kind of mysterious and interesting. Posted one month ago
    1. Thanks Christine! Posted 29 days ago
  3. Well spotted Wesley Posted 29 days ago
    1. Thanks Niel! Posted 29 days ago

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The striped cuckoo is a near-passerine bird, the only member of the genus ''Tapera''. This resident cuckoo is found from Mexico and Trinidad south to Bolivia and Argentina.

Similar species: Turacos, Cuckoos
Species identified by Wesley Goorachan
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By Wesley Goorachan

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Uploaded Oct 19, 2021. Captured Oct 17, 2021 17:54.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6
  • f/6.3
  • 1/128s
  • ISO800
  • 600mm