Cuckoos

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Chestnut-winged Cuckoo
(තම්බල-පිය කොන්ඩකොහා)
Clamator coromandus

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Pied Cuckoo-3
Pied Cuckoo-3

Photographed in the outskirts of Valachenai.

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Pied Cuckoo-1

Photographed in the outskirts of Valachenai.

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Pied Cuckoo-6

Photographed in the outskirts of Valachenai.

Pied Cuckoo-3
Pied Cuckoo-3

Photographed in the outskirts of Valachenai.

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Pied Cuckoo
(ගෝමර කොන්ඩකොහා)
Clamator jacobinus

Also referred as Jacobin cuckoo, I came across two of them in Kalkudah area. The second one was expertly catching alates (මෙරු) competing with lots of other bird species for them. 

 
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Common Hawk Cuckoo
(උකුසුකොහා)
Hierococcyx varius

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Indian Cuckoo
(ඉන්දු කෝකිලයා)
Cuculus micropterus

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Common Cuckoo
(පොදු කෝකිලයා)
Cuculus canorus

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Vagrant species
 
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Lesser Cuckoo
(පුන්චි කෝකිලයා)
Cuculus poliocephalus

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Banded Bay Cuckoo
(වෛර ගුරුකොහා)
Cacomantis sonneratii

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Plaintive Cuckoo-1
Plaintive Cuckoo-1

Photographed in Chundikulam National Park.

Plaintive Cuckoo-2
Plaintive Cuckoo-2

Photographed in Chundikulam National Park.

Indian Plaintive Cuckoo-7
Indian Plaintive Cuckoo-7

Photographed in Bundala National Park.

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Plaintive Cuckoo-1

Photographed in Chundikulam National Park.

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Indian Plaintive Cuckoo / Grey-bellied Cuckoo
Cacomantis passerinus

The first set of captures of an Indian Plaintive Cuckoo-Female (Hepatic Morph) made my day in Chundikulam National Park. Initially, we were foxed as to what it is. Gajendran (my guide to the park) had to do a bit of research at home to find out what it is. What a beautiful specimen to come across to start off the Cuckoo page. 

Images 6 and 7 are of a male captured in low light at Bundala. 

 
Drongo Cuckoo-2
Drongo Cuckoo-2

Photographed in the outskirts of Galoya National Park.

Drongo Cuckoo-1
Drongo Cuckoo-1

Photographed in the outskirts of Galoya National Park.

Drongo Cuckoo-2
Drongo Cuckoo-2

Photographed in the outskirts of Galoya National Park.

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Drongo Cuckoo
(කවුඩුකොහා)
Surniculus dicruroides

Photographed on a gloomy morning from a bit far away, I couldn't capture a better image. Hope to come across a better opportunity to take a better picture someday.

 
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Asian Emerald Cuckoo
(ආසියා මාරකොහා)
Chrysococcyx maculatus

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Vagrant species