Pallid Cuckoo

Cacomantis pallidus

Pallid Cuckoos prefer wooded hills and open country. They arrive regularly in August and their numbers build to a peak in October. From February to July almost none are recorded. Numbers recorded during the survey vary greatly from year to year with larger numbers in the early years of the survey. There seems no obvious local reason for this decline. There are two breeding records. R=52. BR=65.