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CuckooChalcites lucidus

2 Shining Bronze-Cuckoo at Callum Brae

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Chalcites lucidus at Callum Brae - 11 Oct 2018
Chalcites lucidus at Callum Brae - 11 Oct 2018
Chalcites lucidus at Callum Brae - 11 Oct 2018
Chalcites lucidus at Callum Brae - 11 Oct 2018
Chalcites lucidus at Callum Brae - 11 Oct 2018

Identification history

Cuckoo Chalcites lucidus 14 Oct 2018 natureguy
Cuckoo Chalcites lucidus 14 Oct 2018 BIrdsinCanberra

Author's notes

I saw this pair of Shining bronze-Cuckoos near a small dam. I saw the first one at the base of a tree which something white in its mouth, photo two. I was lucky as the bird was heading my way. The bird almost did a hummingbird impersonation as it hovered away from a leaf to pluck something from it before returning to a branch, photo three. I was also fortunate to catch a shot as the bird launched downwards, photo four. One of the birds landed in a small tree directly across from where I was trying to stand motionless with my camera, photos one and five. Neither of the birds seemed that concerned about my presence. Flying just out of reach of me if I had stretched my arm out.

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Nearby Sightings

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Trichoglossus moluccanus (Rainbow Lorikeet) at Callum Brae - 13 Oct 2019 Oryctolagus cuniculus (European Rabbit) at Callum Brae - 13 Aug 2019 Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox) at Callum Brae - 3 Mar 2019 Tachinidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Bristle fly) at Callum Brae - 27 Nov 2018 Brachychiton populneus subsp. populneus (Kurrajong) at Callum Brae - 27 Nov 2018 Corvus coronoides (Australian Raven) at Callum Brae - 11 Oct 2018 Trichoglossus moluccanus (Rainbow Lorikeet) at Callum Brae - 11 Oct 2018 Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Callum Brae - 18 Sep 2018 Parasynthemis regina (Royal Tigertail) at Callum Brae - 22 Jan 2018 Ocyphaps lophotes (Crested Pigeon) at Callum Brae - 19 Jan 2018 Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Callum Brae - 11 Nov 2016 Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Callum Brae - 11 Nov 2016 Ischnura aurora (Aurora Bluetail) at Callum Brae - 11 Nov 2016 Xanthagrion erythroneurum (Red & Blue Damsel) at Callum Brae - 11 Nov 2016 Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Callum Brae - 11 Nov 2016 Strepera versicolor (Grey Currawong) at Callum Brae - 29 Sep 2016 Brachychiton populneus subsp. populneus (Kurrajong) at Callum Brae - 25 Sep 2016 Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Callum Brae - 13 Jan 2016 Triptilodiscus pygmaeus (Annual Daisy) at Callum Brae - 12 Oct 2015 Tolpis barbata (Yellow Hawkweed) at Callum Brae - 20 Oct 2014 Linaria pelisseriana (Pelisser's Toadflax) at Callum Brae - 8 Oct 2014
Trichoglossus moluccanus (Rainbow Lorikeet) at Callum Brae - 13 Oct 2019
Oryctolagus cuniculus (European Rabbit) at Callum Brae - 13 Aug 2019
Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox) at Callum Brae - 3 Mar 2019
Tachinidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Bristle fly) at Callum Brae - 27 Nov 2018
Brachychiton populneus subsp. populneus (Kurrajong) at Callum Brae - 27 Nov 2018
Corvus coronoides (Australian Raven) at Callum Brae - 11 Oct 2018
Trichoglossus moluccanus (Rainbow Lorikeet) at Callum Brae - 11 Oct 2018
Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Callum Brae - 18 Sep 2018
Parasynthemis regina (Royal Tigertail) at Callum Brae - 22 Jan 2018
Ocyphaps lophotes (Crested Pigeon) at Callum Brae - 19 Jan 2018
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Callum Brae - 11 Nov 2016
Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Callum Brae - 11 Nov 2016
Ischnura aurora (Aurora Bluetail) at Callum Brae - 11 Nov 2016
Xanthagrion erythroneurum (Red & Blue Damsel) at Callum Brae - 11 Nov 2016
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Callum Brae - 11 Nov 2016
Strepera versicolor (Grey Currawong) at Callum Brae - 29 Sep 2016
Brachychiton populneus subsp. populneus (Kurrajong) at Callum Brae - 25 Sep 2016
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Callum Brae - 13 Jan 2016
Triptilodiscus pygmaeus (Annual Daisy) at Callum Brae - 12 Oct 2015
Tolpis barbata (Yellow Hawkweed) at Callum Brae - 20 Oct 2014
Linaria pelisseriana (Pelisser's Toadflax) at Callum Brae - 8 Oct 2014

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • 11 Oct 2018 8:10 AM Recorded on
  • BIrdsinCanberra Recorded by
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