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  Little Bronze-Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx minutillus)





Little Bronze-Cuckoo | Chrysococcyx minutillus photo
Little Bronze Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx minutillus) Kobble Creek, SE Queensland, Australia

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BIRD FACTS

Description
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.

Size
15 cm

Habitat
rainforest, woodland, mangroves

Food
insects

Breeding
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.

Range
found in northern Australia in north east New South Wales, eastern Queensland, northern parts of Northern Territory and Western Australia.

distribution map showing range of Chrysococcyx minutillus in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Cuculiformes
Family:Cuculidae
Genus:Chrysococcyx
Species:minutillus
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)