LESSER CUCKOO

Also known as Small Cuckoo

(Cuculus poliocephalus)

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Roberts VI / VII 376 / 120
Clements 2000 76.0190
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
71-17

 

A small to medium bird (28 to 30 cm), breeding in eastern Asia. In southern Africa it is a very rare non breeding migrant recorded in Zimbabwe and Durban. It is solitary and shy and inhabits forest edges and thickets. It eats caterpillars.

 

List of Stamps showing Lesser Cuckoo

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Japan 0655  0586 1952 3y
Japan 1226  1116 1971 3y
Japan 1944  1785 1988 60y