Levaillant's Cuckoo... Kruger National park
Levaillant's Cuckoo Feeding Habits ...
The Levaillant's Cuckoo is usually seen hunting for food within the tree foliage.
This bird eats insects such as butterflies, bees, wasps, locusts and ants. These invertebrates are usually hawked aerially, killed and then eaten.
The Clamator levaillantii forages mainly on the ground or at the base of trees, and low down in the shrubs eating mostly fruits and seeds.
Levaillant's Cuckoo Breeding, Habitat and Nesting Habits ...
The Levaillant's Cuckoo is a monogamous bird which means that the bird finds and breeds with one partner for the rest of its life. The bird lays between 4 eggs and they are coloured white.
The Levaillant's Cuckoo does not built its own nest but rather invades the nest of other birds. If the bird does not find an empty nest it will attack the host (original nest owner) and displace it.
The Levaillant's Cuckoo is mainly found in light and densely wooded forests, where there are Mopane trees.
The bird is mainly found in the Savanna grasslands where it breeds and feeds.
Seen in Flocks, Singles or Pairs Normally ...
The Levaillant's Cuckoo is mainly seen singly or in pairs in the wild.
It is also seen in flocks.
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