Long-tailed Mountain Cuckoo
February 21, 2012
Long-tailed Mountain Cuckoo (Cercococcyx montanus): This photo was taken in the highlands of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The species lives in montane forest. Cuckoos like this are generally brood parasites, meaning they lay their eggs in other birds' nests for the other species to raise. Scientists think Long-tailed Mountain Cuckoos do this, but there are only one or two records of the other species they parasitize.
(c) The Field Museum, Division of Birds, Photo by John Bates