Black Coucal

Only found this today, a rare sighting in relatively open setting
Taken in Kidepo National Park, Uganda
200-400 mm F4 with 1.4 EX at 560 mm
ISO 800

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Nice job on the black plumage, Ken. I like the pose and background.

You know the thorns are big when they get used as a perch. Wow. I have no complaints about this image. So nice that you caught him out in the open with a great background. Beautiful.

The unusual perch borders on being overly busy but cool anyway.