FAN-TAILED CUCKOO FACTS
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 pattern on chest.
rainforest, dense woodland, open countryside, parks and gardens
insects, larvae, fruit, berries
Lays in domed nests of fairy wrens, thornbills, scrubwrens, or sometimes in cup nests of honeyeaters and flycatchers.
eastern Australia from Cape York in Queensland to South Australia and southern parts of Western Australia.
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:||Fan-tailed Cuckoo|
Relatives in same Genus
Oriental Cuckoo (C. optatus)
Pallid Cuckoo (C. pallidus)