CuckooChalcites basalis

Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo at Hume, ACT

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Chalcites basalis at Hume, ACT - 12 Dec 2015
Chalcites basalis at Hume, ACT - 12 Dec 2015
Chalcites basalis at Hume, ACT - 12 Dec 2015
Chalcites basalis at Hume, ACT - 12 Dec 2015
Chalcites basalis at Hume, ACT - 12 Dec 2015

Identification history

Cuckoo Chalcites basalis 25 Apr 2016 RyuCallawayMultiple Significant Sightings - RyuCallaway has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - RyuCallaway has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - RyuCallaway joined us in 2014!
Cuckoo Chalcites basalis 25 Apr 2016 roymcdMultiple Significant Sightings - roymcd has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - roymcd has reported over 500 sightings!

Author's notes

This was confirmed on the COG chatline a few months back as a Horsfield's. Thanks, Roy :-)

7 comments

   25 Apr 2016
I personally wouldn't make a call from this photo (Either Horsfield's or Shining Bronze-cuckoo). What was the reasoning from those that IDed it on the chatline?
roymcdMultiple Significant Sightings - roymcd has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - roymcd has reported over 500 sightings! wrote:
   25 Apr 2016
Hi Ryu, no specific comments made on 14 December 2015. Maybe the lack of facial barring on the 'cheeks' is a clue?
Thanks, Roy
   25 Apr 2016
I suspect this is a young individual if it is a Horsfield's as their adults have a much more distinctive line through the eye. That said, on second inspection, I'm fairly sure there shouldn't be brown behind the eyes in a shining, so while this does not seem line much of a line, should be okay for Horsfield's. Will leave it for Chris D to make the final call
roymcdMultiple Significant Sightings - roymcd has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - roymcd has reported over 500 sightings! wrote:
   25 Apr 2016
Ok thanks Ryu :-)
   25 Apr 2016
Can you add a close up of the face?
roymcdMultiple Significant Sightings - roymcd has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - roymcd has reported over 500 sightings! wrote:
   25 Apr 2016
Hi Ryu, I added an extra photo, actually this might be more diagnostic, my apologies...
   25 Apr 2016
Yes, much better, no doubt now. Cheers.

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Location information

Species information

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  • Local Native

Sighting information

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  • 12 Dec 2015 Recorded on
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