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Cuckoos and Drongo-cuckoos

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Philippine Hawk-Cuckoo 
(a Philippine endemic, immature) 

Scientific name - Cuculus pectoralis 

Habitat - Uncommon in all forest levels. 

[40D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, manual focus via Live View, Manfrotto 475B tripod/3421 gimbal head]
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Philippine Hawk-Cuckoo
(a Philippine endemic, immature)

Scientific name - Cuculus pectoralis

Habitat - Uncommon in all forest levels.

[40D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, manual focus via Live View, Manfrotto 475B tripod/3421 gimbal head]

Philippine Hawk-Cuckoo 
(a Philippine endemic, adult) 

Scientific name - Cuculus pectoralis 

Habitat - Uncommon in all forest levels. 

[40D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, manual focus via Live View, Manfrotto 475B tripod/3421 gimbal head]
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Philippine Hawk-Cuckoo
(a Philippine endemic, adult)

Scientific name - Cuculus pectoralis

Habitat - Uncommon in all forest levels.

[40D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, manual focus via Live View, Manfrotto 475B tripod/3421 gimbal head]

Philippine Hawk-Cuckoo 
(a Philippine Endemic) 

Scientific name - Cuculus pectoralis 

Habitat - Uncommon in all forest levels.
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Philippine Hawk-Cuckoo
(a Philippine Endemic)

Scientific name - Cuculus pectoralis

Habitat - Uncommon in all forest levels.

Philippine Hawk-Cuckoo 
(a Philippine Endemic) 

Scientific name - Cuculus pectoralis 

Habitat - Uncommon in all forest levels.
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Philippine Hawk-Cuckoo
(a Philippine Endemic)

Scientific name - Cuculus pectoralis

Habitat - Uncommon in all forest levels.

Philippine Hawk-Cuckoo 
(a Philippine endemic, sub-adult) 

Scientific name - Cuculus pectoralis 

Habitat - Uncommon in all forest levels. 

[Focal length = 1120 mm with 2.8x TC, aperture = f/23]
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Philippine Hawk-Cuckoo
(a Philippine endemic, sub-adult)

Scientific name - Cuculus pectoralis

Habitat - Uncommon in all forest levels.

[Focal length = 1120 mm with 2.8x TC, aperture = f/23]

Philippine Hawk-Cuckoo 
(a Philippine endemic, sub-adult) 

Scientific name - Cuculus pectoralis 

Habitat - Uncommon in all forest levels. 

[Focal length = 1120 mm with 2.8x TC, aperture = f/23]
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Philippine Hawk-Cuckoo
(a Philippine endemic, sub-adult)

Scientific name - Cuculus pectoralis

Habitat - Uncommon in all forest levels.

[Focal length = 1120 mm with 2.8x TC, aperture = f/23]

Oriental Cuckoo 
(a hepatic female) 

Scientific name - Cuculus saturatus 

Habitat - Uncommon in forest and edge. 

[400 5.6L + Tamron 1.4x TC, 560 mm, on tripod]
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Oriental Cuckoo
(a hepatic female)

Scientific name - Cuculus saturatus

Habitat - Uncommon in forest and edge.

[400 5.6L + Tamron 1.4x TC, 560 mm, on tripod]

Oriental Cuckoo
(a hepatic female)

Scientific name - Cuculus saturatus

Habitat - Uncommon in forest and edge.
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Oriental Cuckoo
(a hepatic female)

Scientific name - Cuculus saturatus

Habitat - Uncommon in forest and edge.

Oriental Cuckoo
(a hepatic female)

Scientific name - Cuculus saturatus

Habitat - Uncommon in forest and edge.
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Oriental Cuckoo
(a hepatic female)

Scientific name - Cuculus saturatus

Habitat - Uncommon in forest and edge.

Oriental Cuckoo
(a hepatic female)

Scientific name - Cuculus saturatus

Habitat - Uncommon in forest and edge.
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Oriental Cuckoo
(a hepatic female)

Scientific name - Cuculus saturatus

Habitat - Uncommon in forest and edge.

Plaintive Cuckoo

Scientific name - Cacomantis merulinus

Habitat - Low to middle elevation forest, edge, scrub and clearings.
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Plaintive Cuckoo

Scientific name - Cacomantis merulinus

Habitat - Low to middle elevation forest, edge, scrub and clearings.

Plaintive Cuckoo (immature)

Scientific name - Cacomantis merulinus 

Habitat - Low to middle elevation forest, edge, scrub and clearings.

[CANDABA WETLANDS, PAMPANGA, 40D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, bean bag]
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Plaintive Cuckoo (immature)

Scientific name - Cacomantis merulinus

Habitat - Low to middle elevation forest, edge, scrub and clearings.

[CANDABA WETLANDS, PAMPANGA, 40D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, bean bag]

Brush Cuckoo (Cacomantis variolosus sepulcralis, immature)

Habitat - Coastal mangrove to montane mossy forest. 

Shooting info - UP-Diliman, Quezon City, October 17, 2007, 40D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, 
700 mm, f/7.1, ISO 400, 1/160 sec, manual exposure in available light, 475B/3421 support.
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Brush Cuckoo (Cacomantis variolosus sepulcralis, immature)

Habitat - Coastal mangrove to montane mossy forest.

Shooting info - UP-Diliman, Quezon City, October 17, 2007, 40D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC,
700 mm, f/7.1, ISO 400, 1/160 sec, manual exposure in available light, 475B/3421 support.

Brush Cuckoo (adult) 

Scientific name - Cacomantis variolosus sepulcralis 

Habitat - Coastal mangrove to montane mossy forest. 

[40D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, Manfrotto 475B tripod/3421 gimbal head]
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Brush Cuckoo (adult)

Scientific name - Cacomantis variolosus sepulcralis

Habitat - Coastal mangrove to montane mossy forest.

[40D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, Manfrotto 475B tripod/3421 gimbal head]

Brush Cuckoo (immature) 

Scientific name - Cacomantis variolosus sepulcralis 

Habitat - Coastal mangrove to montane mossy forest. 

[40D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, Manfrotto 475B tripod/3421 gimbal head]
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Brush Cuckoo (immature)

Scientific name - Cacomantis variolosus sepulcralis

Habitat - Coastal mangrove to montane mossy forest.

[40D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, Manfrotto 475B tripod/3421 gimbal head]

Brush Cuckoo 

Scientific name - Cacomantis variolosus sepulcralis 

Habitat - Coastal mangrove to montane mossy forest.
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Brush Cuckoo

Scientific name - Cacomantis variolosus sepulcralis

Habitat - Coastal mangrove to montane mossy forest.

Brush Cuckoo 

Scientific name - Cacomantis variolosus sepulcralis 

Habitat - Coastal mangrove to montane mossy forest.
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Brush Cuckoo

Scientific name - Cacomantis variolosus sepulcralis

Habitat - Coastal mangrove to montane mossy forest.

Brush Cuckoo 

Scientific name - Cacomantis variolosus sepulcralis 

Habitat - Coastal mangrove to montane mossy forest.
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Brush Cuckoo

Scientific name - Cacomantis variolosus sepulcralis

Habitat - Coastal mangrove to montane mossy forest.

Brush Cuckoo 

Scientific name - Cacomantis variolosus sepulcralis 

Habitat - Coastal mangrove to montane mossy forest.
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Brush Cuckoo

Scientific name - Cacomantis variolosus sepulcralis

Habitat - Coastal mangrove to montane mossy forest.

Philippine Drongo-Cuckoo 
(a Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Surniculus velutinus chalybaeus 

Habitat - Fairly common in lowland forest. 

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, gimbal head/tripod]
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Philippine Drongo-Cuckoo
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Surniculus velutinus chalybaeus

Habitat - Fairly common in lowland forest.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, gimbal head/tripod]

Philippine Drongo-cuckoo 
(a Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Surniculus velutinus chalybaeus 

Habitat - Fairly common in lowland forest. 

[Focal length = 560 mm with 1.4x TC, aperture = f/5.6]
Philippine Drongo-Cuckoo

Philippine Drongo-cuckoo
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Surniculus velutinus chalybaeus

Habitat - Fairly common in lowland forest.

[Focal length = 560 mm with 1.4x TC, aperture = f/5.6]

Philippine Drongo-cuckoo 
(a Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Surniculus velutinus chalybaeus 

Habitat - Fairly common in lowland forest.
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Philippine Drongo-cuckoo
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Surniculus velutinus chalybaeus

Habitat - Fairly common in lowland forest.

Philippine Drongo-cuckoo
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Surniculus velutinus chalybaeus

Habitat - Fairly common in lowland forest.
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Philippine Drongo-cuckoo
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Surniculus velutinus chalybaeus

Habitat - Fairly common in lowland forest.

Violet Cuckoo (Male) 

Scientific name - Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus (endemic amethystinus race)

Habitat - Uncommon in forest and edge canopy.

[40D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, Manfrotto 475B tripod/3421 gimbal head]
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Violet Cuckoo (Male)

Scientific name - Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus (endemic amethystinus race)

Habitat - Uncommon in forest and edge canopy.

[40D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, Manfrotto 475B tripod/3421 gimbal head]

Violet Cuckoo (Male) 

Scientific name - Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus (endemic amethystinus race) 

Habitat - Uncommon in forest and edge canopy. 

[40D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, Manfrotto 475B tripod/3421 gimbal head]
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Violet Cuckoo (Male)

Scientific name - Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus (endemic amethystinus race)

Habitat - Uncommon in forest and edge canopy.

[40D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, Manfrotto 475B tripod/3421 gimbal head]


Philippine Drongo-cuckoo
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Surniculus velutinus chalybaeus

Habitat - Fairly common in lowland forest.
Philippine Drongo-cuckoo

Philippine Drongo-cuckoo
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Surniculus velutinus chalybaeus

Habitat - Fairly common in lowland forest.