Oriental Cuckoo

Cuculus optatus

An extremely rare vagrant that has been found at all seasons, this species could arrive at almost any time. It is perhaps more likely to arrive in summer or fall and more likely than Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) during the late summer and fall seasons. It is difficult to separate from Common Cuckoo and great care should be taken.

Oriental Cuckoo by Cory Gregory 1024x683 - Oriental Cuckoo
Photo by Cory Gregory
Oriental Cuckoo by Barbara Lestenkof - Oriental Cuckoo
Photo by Barbara Lestenkof
Oriental Cuckoo 2 by Cory Gregory 1024x680 - Oriental Cuckoo
Photo by Cory Gregory
Oriental Cuckoo by Scott Schuette 1024x768 - Oriental Cuckoo
Photo by Scott Schuette