BLACK-EARED CUCKOO FACTS
The Black-eared Cuckoo is dull grey brown colour. It has a black eye-stripe. The underside is cinnamon brown. the legs and feet are black and the bill is black. the tail is grey brown above wit white tip and barred with cream and brown below. this cuckoo is duller than others in the species and does not have the metallic sheen on the back. young birds are duller in colour with brown eye-stripe.
forest, mallee, woodland
insects and caterpillars
The Black-eared Cuckoo does not build a nest. The female lays a single egg in nest of other species.
found in all mainland states of Australia. Also found in Indonesia and New Guinea
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at https://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Black-eared Cuckoo|
Relatives in same Genus
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo (C. basalis)
Shining Bronze-Cuckoo (C. lucidus)
Little Bronze-Cuckoo (C. minutillus)