13 October, 2011

Rusty Breasted Cuckoo

24th September 2011, Kemensah, Selangor


A male Rusty breasted Cuckoo  swooped down from a higher perch to catch a caterpillar and stayed  for a few minutes to finish off  his meal. Luckily the branch was quite low, which provided an excellent opportunity for some eye level shots.





EXIF Data:

Date & Time of Capture: 24/09/2011 11:36:38

Exposure: 1/100 f/8

ISO Speed Rating: ISO 640

Focal Length: 300 mm

Distance to subject: 11.90 m

Exposure Program: Aperture priority

Metering: Spot

Exposure Bias: -1/3 EV

Flash: Did not fire

Camera & Lens: NIKON D7000  300.0 mm f/4.0


  1. Nice shots of a species I've yet to see!
    We've got enough of it close relative Plaintive Cuckoo in northern Thailand. I need to see peninsula specialty soon!

  2. The second photo is so lovely in composition and subject.

  3. Bro the camera give you the distance detail or your own estimate


  4. Thanks Ayuwat, Wilma for your kind comments and compliments.Yes the Rusty Breasted Cuckoo is definitely the more difficult species to see compared to Plaintive Cuckoo.
    Mike, the distance was taken directly from the camera Exif data.