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  Plaintive Cuckoo (immature)

 

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An immature Plaintive Cuckoo spotted in the Mekhong Delta region, in southern Vietnam. Its underside is whitish with some buff, while the upperparts are grey barred with buff. Unlike the reddish-brown irises of adults (fig.), those of juveniles are rather black. See also List of Thai Animal Names.

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