CuckooChalcites basalis

Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo at Jerrabomberra Grassland

3 images

Chalcites basalis at Jerrabomberra Grassland - 12 Dec 2015
Chalcites basalis at Jerrabomberra Grassland - 12 Dec 2015
Chalcites basalis at Jerrabomberra Grassland - 12 Dec 2015
Chalcites basalis at Jerrabomberra Grassland - 12 Dec 2015
Chalcites basalis at Jerrabomberra Grassland - 12 Dec 2015

Identification history

Cuckoo Chalcites basalis 25 Apr 2016 RyuCallaway1.5K
Cuckoo Chalcites basalis 25 Apr 2016 roymcd720

Author's notes

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

7 comments

RyuCallaway1.5K wrote:
   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?
roymcd720 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
RyuCallaway1.5K wrote:
   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
roymcd720 wrote:
   25 Apr 2016
Ok thanks Ryu :-)
RyuCallaway1.5K wrote:
   25 Apr 2016
Can you add a close up of the face?
roymcd720 wrote:
   25 Apr 2016
Hi Ryu, I added an extra photo, actually this might be more diagnostic, my apologies...
RyuCallaway1.5K wrote:
   25 Apr 2016
Yes, much better, no doubt now. Cheers.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

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