Thanks for the replies re Pheasant Coucal.
Further to my query, a few years ago a group of us were birding at the Palms
Reserve near Marlo, East Gippsland, swampy jungle type country on the Cabbage
Tree Ck., when a large long tailed brown bird with a weird call blundered
through the tree tops about four metres up, peered at us briefly from behind a
wattle trunk , and then disappeared into the bush. The sighting was only brief,
we were all nonplussed, and remain so to this day. The size was right for a P.C.
but so far out of range, although there are many unusual sightings in Far East
Gippsland.Definitely not a Lyre Bird! Have been back many times hoping to clear
up the mystery, with no luck. At that time none of us were really familiar with
the P.C., and it's too long ago now to come to any conclusion about it. Even so,
I still wonder!