The Diederic cuckoo is a member of the cuckoo order of birds, the Cuculiformes, which also includes the roadrunners and the anis. It is a brood parasite. It leaves a single egg mostly in the nests of weavers, especially the village weaver and the bishops in the genus Euplectes. It is a common breeder in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.
The Cocoi Heron (Ardea cocoi) is very similar to the Great Blue Heron of North America. They are common in the Pantanal and widespread through much of South America. We found this one perched on an open water stump, trying to catch a fish for the evening