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Oct 28, 2013 11:11 AM

First documented "cuculus" in Canada: common or oriental cuckoo?


I recently received these photos ( ) of a cuculus sp. taken at Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon (eastern coastal Quebec province, Canada) in september 30th . We are wondering if it's possible to be sure of this bird ID with the pictures provided. We do not have the experience to separate these species.


Thanks for your input.

Marcelo Brongo, biol.

European advisor for the Rare Bird Committee QuébecOiseaux (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

Barcelona, Spain


N.B. We also include an in-flight photo.

  • Hi,

    Interesting pictures, the nearest I can find is Cuculus canorus immature.Immature has a white nape patch which is difficult to see on your pics.and also tend to be browner but this is variable. Yours seems to have pink feet which points again to an immature bird as the adults have yellow feet. Perching birds frequently drop their wings and also like to use telephone wires to perch on as in your pics.

    Hope this helps and sorry not to have been more definitive.

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