birding-aus Pallid Cuckoo with (at least) 3 parents!

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Subject: birding-aus Pallid Cuckoo with (at least) 3 parents!
From: Tom Tarrant <>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 19:11:57 +1000

Just saw an interesting observation and would welcome any comment on
similar sightings.
We've spent this weekend in Stanthorpe, Southern Qld where we went for
the towns annual  "Wine lover's lunch!" Fortunately we were fairly
sensible about the "tasting" aspect.
This morning (14 Feb) I did a bit of filming around the Stanthorpe
Golf-Course and saw something rather unusual.....a juvenile Pallid
Cuckoo with at least 3 different foster parents! Silvereye(s)
White-naped Honeyeater(s) and Yellow-faced Honeyeater.  Luckily, I
managed to get them all on film taking turns feeding it, hopefully, when
I've managed to get the camera working again I'll put together a page
with images.
Look forward to any comment.
Tom and Marie Tarrant
Dayboro, Qld

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