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Cacomantis flabelliformis

Fan-tailed Cuckoo at Tinderry, NSW

Cacomantis flabelliformis at Tinderry, NSW - 4 Oct 2020
Cacomantis flabelliformis at Tinderry, NSW - 4 Oct 2020
Cacomantis flabelliformis at Tinderry, NSW - 4 Oct 2020
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Identification history

Cacomantis flabelliformis 8 Oct 2020 natureguy
Cacomantis flabelliformis 8 Oct 2020 natureguy
Cacomantis pallidus 6 Oct 2020 markus

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Out posing on a perch tree across the road, singing happily, knowing the sun angle and distance was the worst arrangement for my photos. I'm torn on the ID, as it doesn't appear to have the black eye stripe I see in the books for pallidus, and has a brownish throat and vent area, a bit like a fantail - but a white belly. The eye-ring seems quite clear, so I guess not a brush cuckoo either?

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 4 Oct 2020 12:08 PM Recorded on
  • markus Recorded by

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