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First record of epomidis morph Burchell's Coucal Centropus burchellii

Jean J de Klerk

...On 24 October 2014 at 17h50, I observed a Burchell?s Coucal in Port Alfred, calling. This coucal was then joined by what I first thought was a Black Coucal, due to its completely black chest ... After debate and discussion with a group of experts, and taking all aspects mentioned above into consideration, it was concluded that the bird was indeed a dark morph of Burchell?s Coucal, and with that, the first proven record of this morph occurring in Burchell?s Coucal ...

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