The Shining Bronze-Cuckoo grows to only 17 cm in length. It is metallic green above and white cheeks and the underside is pale barred with coppery brown. The bill is black and the feet are black with yellow undersides. The bill is slender. The underside of the tail is black.
Forest, open woodlands, parks and gardens.
insects and caterpillars
Shining Bronze-cuckoos do not build nests. The female lay eggs in the dome-shaped nests of various Gerygone species and other species such as thornbills, fairy wrens and scrub wrens.
It is a summer visitor to Australia where it is found in eastern Queensland, eastern New South Wales, Victoria, eastern South Australia, Tasmania and south west of Western Australia. Also found in Indonesia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.
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:||Shining Bronze-Cuckoo|
Relatives in same Genus
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo (C. basalis)
Little Bronze-Cuckoo (C. minutillus)
Black-eared Cuckoo (C. osculans)