Dusky Flycatcher Feeding Young

The African Dusky Flycatcher (Afrikaans Name Donkervlieevanger) is a small bird commonly found in wooded areas and gardens.

We found this one, feeding its young, in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

As can be seen in these pictures the youngster appears much larger than the parent and we suspect that the nest may have been hybridised by another species, perhaps a cuckoo.

It was such a priviledge to observe this interaction, the youngster was so greedy and demanding, perhaps this is a parasatized chick as it seems so much bigger than the parent?

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