Pallid Cuckoos

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Subject: Pallid Cuckoos
From: "Duncan Fraser" <>
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2000 20:53:58 +1100
Help please with Pallid Cuckoo. I found various descriptions of the sexes
while checking up on a female, by the call, in my garden this morning.
Neither Pizzey, Simpson and Day, or the Reader's Digest Book of Australian
Birds, make any distinction between the sexes. Morcombe in his new Guide,
and J D Macdonald in Birds of Australia, say sexes different. Morcombe
describes light and dark grey morph males, and light and dark rufous morph
females. Who is right? The bird I watched corresponded to the dark rufous
morph depicted in Morcombe, is that correct, or was it an immature female?
Duncan Fraser.

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