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Australian Cuckoos



Coucals

Pheasant Coucal
(Centropus phasianinus)
Pheasant Coucal
The Pheasant Coucal is a large cuckoo similar in shape to the Pheasant. It has a black head, neck and underbody with the upperparts and wings reddish-brown with black and cream barring It moves clumsily through undergrowth and does not fly far. Click to continue>

Old World Cuckoos

Brush Cuckoo
(Cacomantis variolosus)
Brush Cuckoo
The Brush Cuckoo is a fairly small cuckoo. Adults are brownish grey above with pale reddish brown underside. It has grey eye ring and the tail is white tipped, but not edged with white marks like some other cuckoo species. Young birds are brown... Click to continue>
Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo
(Cacomantis castaneiventris)
Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo
Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo is grey above with bright chestnut coloured breast and belly. It has a dark eye surrounded by pale eye ring. It has some white markings on the tail. Young birds are reddish brown above with paler yellowish brown underside.... Click to continue>
Fan-tailed Cuckoo
(Cacomantis flabelliformis)
Fan-tailed Cuckoo
The Fan-tailed Cuckoo is a grey bird with reddish brown chest and pale belly. It has a yellow eye ring. The tail is edged with white marking giving the tail an almost serrated appearance. Young birds are brown above with paler finely barred pale... Click to continue>
Black-eared Cuckoo
(Chrysococcyx osculans)
Black-eared Cuckoo
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Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo
(Chrysococcyx basalis)
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo
Horsefield's Bronze-Cuckoo is olive-brown above with pale scale pattern, with a bronze to green sheen on the back. It has a dark-brown eye stripe and white eyebrow stripe above the eye. The underside is white to cream with dark-brown barring at the... Click to continue>
Little Bronze-Cuckoo
(Chrysococcyx minutillus)
Little Bronze-Cuckoo
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Shining Bronze-Cuckoo
(Chrysococcyx lucidus)
Shining Bronze-Cuckoo
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Fan-tailed Cuckoo
(Cuculus pyrrhophanus)
Fan-tailed Cuckoo
The Fan-tailed Cuckoo is slate grey above with reddish chest. The eye is black with a yellow ring. The female is similar with duller chest colour. Immatures are buff brown above streaked with darker brown, with grey and brown barred or scaled... Click to continue>
Oriental Cuckoo
(Cuculus saturatus)
Oriental Cuckoo
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Pallid Cuckoo
(Cuculus pallidus)
Pallid Cuckoo
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Asian Koel
(Eudynamys scolopacea)
Asian Koel
The Koel is a large cuckoo. The male has glossy blue-black plumage and red eye. The female is glossy brown above with white spots and bars. She has a black face and black on top of head, and red eye. The underparts are creamy brown with fine black... Click to continue>
Pacific Koel
(Eudynamys orientalis)
Pacific Koel
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Channel-billed Cuckoo
(Scythrops novaehollandiae)
Channel-billed Cuckoo
The Channel-billed Cuckoo has long curved bill and distinctive patch of bare red skin around the eye. Its loud call is often heard at night. Click to continue>


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