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Brush Cuckoo at Goorooyarroo

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Cacomantis variolosus at Goorooyarroo - 27 Feb 2017
Cacomantis variolosus at Goorooyarroo - 27 Feb 2017
Cacomantis variolosus at Goorooyarroo - 27 Feb 2017

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Juvenile being feed by Leaden Flycatcher

6 comments

wrote:
   15 Mar 2017
Appeared to be larger than a Fan-tailed Cuckoo and the host species (Leaden Flycatcher) more indicative of a Pallid Cuckoo
natureguy wrote:
   27 Mar 2020
Hi all, I know this is an old record but stumbled across it and definitely doesn't look like a Fan-tailed Cuckoo. Automatic reaction was Brush. Please let me know if you agree or if you think this bird is a Fan-tailed vs Brush.
   27 Mar 2020
Would we expect brush to breed down here as opposed to up in the higher parts of Namadgi?
natureguy wrote:
   27 Mar 2020
There are 2 other CNM records of juveniles from Red Hill and Aranda Bushland and I have also seen them out at Wamboin, so I think it would be plausible for it to be Brush based on location.
Christine wrote:
   27 Mar 2020
There are quite a few records of Brush Cuckoos at Mulligans Flat, and I saw, heard and photographed one in Jan 2017, and recall it was close to the border with Gooroo (see https://ebird.org/checklist/S33751903), so definitely could be Brush.
Illilanga wrote:
   28 Mar 2020
I agree with Brush so happy to confirm if we all agree?

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Species information

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

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 27 Feb 2017 Recorded on
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