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Banded Bay Cuckoo (Cacomantis sonneratii)Banded Bay Cuckoo (Cacomantis sonneratii)
Marathi: गण्डेदार कोकिळ
Hindi: गण्डेदार चातक

My first encounter with this lovely cuckoo. Banded Bay Cuckoo, Cacomantis sonneratii : A species of small cuckoo found in South Asia. The binomial name commemorates the French naturalist and explorer Pierre Sonnerat.
Habitat:
They are found in well wooded habitats, mostly tropical and sub-tropical moist lowland forests, bur also in dense scrubland.
May | 2014
Chiplun, Maharashtra


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