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Asian Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx maculatus
|Date||31 May 2006|
|Location||Upper Seletar Reservoir Park|
|Date added||25 Oct 2021|
This record has not been accepted by the Records Committee. For more details, see below.
|Two birds. One immature male and one female. Photographs and details of the record is included in the Bird Ecology Study Group blog (see other link) and SINAV 22:8. This is a misidentified Violet Cuckoo: an Asian Emerald Cuckoo will have much greener plumage (not bronze-green), lack the rufous head seen in the photograph, and have either a yellow bill with black tip (in females) or black upper mandible and flesh-coloured lower mandible (in juveniles). (To note: this record is accepted by the Nature Society (Singapore) as an Emerald Cuckoo, see comments in the BESG link as well as link in the NSS blog).|
|Verdict||Not accepted (Verifiable)|