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CuckooChalcites lucidus

Shining Bronze-Cuckoo at Illilanga & Baroona

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Chalcites lucidus at Illilanga & Baroona - 1 May 2012
Chalcites lucidus at Illilanga & Baroona - 1 May 2012
Chalcites lucidus at Illilanga & Baroona - 1 May 2012
Chalcites lucidus at Illilanga & Baroona - 1 May 2012
Chalcites lucidus at Illilanga & Baroona - 1 May 2012

Identification history

Cuckoo Chalcites lucidus 9 Jul 2018 natureguy
Cuckoo Chalcites lucidus 5 Jul 2018 ChrisDavey
Cuckoo Chalcites basalis 4 Jul 2018 Illilanga

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4 comments

Illilanga wrote:
   6 Jul 2018
Oops, I thought that the last two photos were clear enough to show the rufous tail feathers. I've added a cropped version to help with the ID. Sorry Chris! We mostly get Horsfield and Pallid cuckoos. They seem to find a lot of success with our local honeyeater and thornbill nests.
   6 Jul 2018
Not a great individual to try and ID. Browner colouration and rufous on tail favours Horsfields. Barring and face markings favour Shining. I'm not convinced which it is. I find that often the distinguishing features of Bronze-cuckoos such as the barring and face markings are unrealiable. Perhaps, the rufous tail edge is of the abovementioned factors one of the more reliable.
Illilanga wrote:
   6 Jul 2018
Fair statement Ryu. This is where a matching audio recording would really help, as the two calls are very distinctive. From memory I am pretty sure it was a Horsfields but the photos are from 2012! I am happy to remove the sighting if you think it is inconclusive. I have more photos of Horsfields at later dates that I was planning to post.
natureguy wrote:
   9 Jul 2018
I am confident that this is a Shining Bronze-cuckoo as the face markings look nothing like Horsfield's.

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Tharpyna campestrata (Country Crab Spider) at Illilanga & Baroona - 10 Sep 2018
Lepidoscia sp. (genus) (Unidentified cone case moth) at Illilanga & Baroona - 10 Sep 2018
Eurymelops rubrovittata (Red-lined Leaf Hopper) at Illilanga & Baroona - 10 Sep 2018
Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at Illilanga & Baroona - 10 Sep 2018
Agrypnus sp. (genus) (Rough click beetle) at Illilanga & Baroona - 10 Sep 2018
Macropus rufogriseus (Red-necked Wallaby) at Illilanga & Baroona - 28 Aug 2018
Vombatus ursinus (Wombat) at Illilanga & Baroona - 18 Aug 2018
Gymnorhina tibicen (Australian Magpie) at Illilanga & Baroona - 16 Aug 2018
Acacia dealbata (Silver Wattle) at Illilanga & Baroona - 12 Aug 2018
Eucalyptus bridgesiana (Apple Box) at Illilanga & Baroona - 12 Aug 2018
Exocarpos cupressiformis (Cherry Ballart) at Illilanga & Baroona - 22 Jul 2018
Acacia melanoxylon (Blackwood) at Illilanga & Baroona - 22 Jul 2018
Perginae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified pergine sawfly) at Illilanga & Baroona - 22 Jul 2018
Chalcopteroides sp. (genus) (Rainbow darkling beetle) at Illilanga & Baroona - 8 Jul 2018
Anystidae (family) (Unidentified anystid mite) at Illilanga & Baroona - 21 Jun 2018
Crematogaster sp. (genus) (Acrobat ant, Cocktail ant) at Illilanga & Baroona - 21 Jun 2018
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Illilanga & Baroona - 21 Jun 2018
Nesoptilotis leucotis (White-eared Honeyeater) at Illilanga & Baroona - 11 Jun 2018
Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Illilanga & Baroona - 11 Jun 2018
Pyrrholaemus sagittata (Speckled Warbler) at Illilanga & Baroona - 19 Mar 2018
Manorina melanocephala (Noisy Miner) at Illilanga & Baroona - 12 Feb 2018
Artamus cyanopterus (Dusky Woodswallow) at Illilanga & Baroona - 28 Jan 2018
Gerygone olivacea (White-throated Gerygone) at Illilanga & Baroona - 16 Jan 2018
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Illilanga & Baroona - 7 Jan 2018
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Aristida sp. (A Wiregrass) at Illilanga & Baroona - 3 Jan 2018
Desmodium brachypodum (Large tick-trefoil) at Illilanga & Baroona - 3 Jan 2018
Themeda triandra (Kangaroo Grass) at Illilanga & Baroona - 3 Jan 2018
Cymbopogon refractus (Barbed-Wire Grass) at Illilanga & Baroona - 3 Jan 2018
Hasarius adansonii (TBC) at Illilanga & Baroona - 3 Jan 2018
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Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Illilanga & Baroona - 3 Jan 2018
Xanthagrion erythroneurum (Red & Blue Damsel) at Illilanga & Baroona - 3 Jan 2018
Villa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Villa bee fly) at Illilanga & Baroona - 3 Jan 2018
Paralucia pyrodiscus (Fiery Copper) at Illilanga & Baroona - 28 Dec 2017
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Phyllotocus rufipennis (Nectar scarab) at Illilanga & Baroona - 28 Dec 2017
Nemophora sp. (genus) (A Fairy Moth) at Illilanga & Baroona - 28 Dec 2017
Johnrehnia concisa (A native cockroach) at Illilanga & Baroona - 28 Dec 2017
Aphrophorinae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified spittlebug) at Illilanga & Baroona - 28 Dec 2017

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