The Little Bronze-Cuckoo has a dull greenish bronze back, and copper brown bars on the underside. The tail is bronze green, barred with black and white at the sides with a white tip. The legs and feet are dark grey and the bill is dark. The male has red eye and the female has brown eye. Juvenile birds are duller grey-brown above, and white to pale brown below.
rainforest, woodland, mangroves
The Little Bronze-Cuckoo does not build a nest. The female lays a single olive green egg in nest of other species such as warblers and honeyeaters.
found in northern Australia in north east New South Wales, eastern Queensland, northern parts of Northern Territory and Western Australia.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Little Bronze-Cuckoo|
Relatives in same Genus
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo (C. basalis)
Shining Bronze-Cuckoo (C. lucidus)
Black-eared Cuckoo (C. osculans)