DIDERICK CUCKOO

Also known as Diederic Cuckoo or Didric Cuckoo
(name is onomatopoeic)

(Chrysococcyx caprius)

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Roberts VI /VII 386 / 125
Clements 2000 76.0420
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
71-35

 

A small bird (18 to 20 cm), found in Africa south of the Sahara, and southern Arabia. It is widespread in southern Africa and is a very common breeding migrant. It is a solitary bird, found in woodland, savanna and riverine bushes. It lives off caterpillars and other insects.

 

List of Stamps showing Diderick Cuckoo

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Botswana 0233 0032 1967 R2
Ethiopia 0538 0429 1962 $1
Gambia 2381   1996 D1.50
Lesotho 1069  0950 1992 30s
Liberia   1697 1996 35c
Liberia     2000 $15
Sierra Leone 0626A 0594 1980 7c
Sierra Leone
(1982 imprint)
0626B 0594 II 1982 7c