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A Bird More Likely To Be Heard Rather Than Seen, Despite Their Vibrant Glossy Violet Coats!

THEY LAY THEIR EGGS IN THE NESTS OF OTHER BIRDS, LEAVING THEM TO REAR THEIR YOUNG. The most spectacular feature of this brightly colored bird is the male’s iridescen

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MEET THE VIOLET CUCKOO

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It is more likely that females will have a mottled appearance, with green bronze upperparts and a dark brown crown, similar to that of the Asian Emerald cuckoo. They have a white chest with bronze-green bars and rufous tones in their feathers. The juvenile has a similar appearance to the adult, but the rufous tones on its wings are more prominent, and it has an orange crown.

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They can be found all the way from the north-eastern part of India to the Philippines in Southeast Asia. Populations of these birds in southern populations are resident, while populations in the north tend to be migratory in areas such as Assam and Bangladesh.

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The Violet Cuckoo is most likely to be found in tropical or subtropical lowland forests, as well as tropical and subtropical mangroves. However, it is also occasionally seen in orchards, gardens, and rubber plantations.

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WATCH A VIDEO OF THE VIOLET CUCKOO RIGHT HERE BELOW:

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This jaw-droppingly beautiful bird is struggling to stay alive despite its garb of shimmering neon blues, cobalts, and purples.

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