CuckooCacomantis variolosus

Brush Cuckoo at Red Hill Nature Reserve

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Cacomantis variolosus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 Feb 2016
Cacomantis variolosus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 Feb 2016
Cacomantis variolosus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 Feb 2016
Cacomantis variolosus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 Feb 2016
Cacomantis variolosus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 Feb 2016
Cacomantis variolosus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 Feb 2016
Cacomantis variolosus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 Feb 2016
Cacomantis variolosus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 Feb 2016
Cacomantis variolosus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 Feb 2016

Identification history

Cuckoo Cacomantis variolosus 10 Apr 2016 ChrisDavey
Cuckoo Cacomantis variolosus 8 Apr 2016 michaelb5.6K
Unidentified 2 Apr 2016 roymcd720

7 comments

roymcd720 wrote:
   7 Apr 2016
Hi Chris, thanks for the ID suggestion, I've added a better shot of the tail feathers,

Kind regards, Roy
RyuCallaway1.5K wrote:
   7 Apr 2016
Chris/Roy,
Certainly not a Bassian Thrush. I am 99% sure it is a cuckoo, but I don't have enough experience with them to ID to a species. If I find time I will have a look in the field guide
Ryu
michaelb5.6K wrote:
   7 Apr 2016
Hi Ryu. It looks like a juvenile Pallid Cuckoo. What do you think?
RyuCallaway1.5K wrote:
   8 Apr 2016
From a quick glance in the field guide, I'd be leaning towards Brush Cuckoo although I wouldn't rule out Fan-tailed or Pallid Cuckoos. Again, no way this is a Bassian Thrush
RyuCallaway1.5K wrote:
   8 Apr 2016
Actually, I think it is very likely to be a juvenile Brush Cuckoo (although there seems to be only a single record for Red Hill). It would still be worth checking for a second opinion from someone else in COG.
michaelb5.6K wrote:
   8 Apr 2016
Thanks, I will ask Chris D to check it.
RyuCallaway1.5K wrote:
   8 Apr 2016
Thanks Michael

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Macropus giganteus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 5 Mar 2018
Pardalotus punctatus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 18 Apr 2017
Unidentified Insect (TBC) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 5 Feb 2017
Orthetrum caledonicum at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 5 Dec 2016
Vicia sativa at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Nov 2016
Acanthiza lineata at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 May 2016
Acanthiza pusilla at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 7 Mar 2016
Junonia villida at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 10 Dec 2015
Heteronympha merope at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 4 Dec 2015
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Lichenostomus melanops at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 8 Jul 2015

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

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  • 13 Feb 2016 Recorded on
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