Cuckoo expert required

To: "Robert Inglis" <>
Subject: Cuckoo expert required
From: Andy Burton's Bush Tours <>
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2000 08:38:35 +1100
Hi Bob,

looks like a Shining Bronze-cuckoo to me.

regards, Andy

Hello all,
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 backyard.
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 identification.
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 I observed.
However, the description of Shining Bronze-Cuckoo in HANZAB suggests to me that I was looking at  Chrysococcyx lucidus lucidus .
I have placed a couple of images of the cuckoo on a page on my website for general consumption.
Go to:
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).
Bob Inglis
Woody point SEQld,
27 deg 15min 18 sec S; 153 deg 5 min 38 sec E

Andy Burton's Bush Tours
12/8 Cambridge St,
NSW  2062

Ph 61 2 9954 0893
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