Are there any cuckoo experts out there?
Actually an expert on cuckoos would be better.
On 15/9/2000 I observed a bronze-cuckoo in a callistermon tree in my
I was able to get a reasonably good look at the bird and also
obtained a video clip with my new you-beaut camcorder.
But even with all of that I am not one hundred percent sure of my
I believe it was probably an immature Shining Bronze-Cuckoo, Chrysococcyx lucidus lucidus.
None of the illustrations in my field guides or even HANZAB match the bird
However, the description of Shining Bronze-Cuckoo in HANZAB suggests to me
that I was looking at Chrysococcyx lucidus
I have placed a couple of images of the cuckoo on a page on my website for
If there are any experts on cuckoos willing to comment on the images or my
identification I would be happy to hear from them (by email please).