Birds of the southern taiga of western Siberia - song and habitat around Tomsk

Cuculus saturatus
  -  Oriental Cuckoo - Глухая кукушка - Boskoekoek  -  Song

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Recorded on the 30th of May 2004 near Kornilovo village, in the eastern part of Tomsk outskirts (mixed forest; at 5628N, 8512E). Background species: Nucifraga caryocatactes, Sylvia communis, Cuculus canorus, Dryocopus martius, Acrocephalus dumetorum.

Arrives after the foliage expansion. In Tomsk and its suburbs usually appears at the end of May.

Breeds in taiga and mixed forests with mature conifers, avoids open terrain. Common species, although less common than Cuckoo (Cuculis canorus). Distributed over the whole region.

Calls from the end of May until the end of July.