Cuckoos in Vic.

Subject: Cuckoos in Vic.
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2001 15:30:06 +1000

From: Martin  on 09/10/2001 03:30 PM

Subject:  Cuckoos in Vic.

Re Lawrie's note about cuckoos in Victoria at the moment.

My recent experince of cuckoos in Victoria has been from box-ironbark habitats,
especially near Seymour (80k north of Melbourne) and at Chiltern (270k to the

At both localities, Fan-tailed cuckoos outnumbered observations of Pallid and
bronze-cuckoos by at least 2:1 I'd say.  This was in the last two weeks.

Interestingly, the FT Cuckoos seemed to generate a bit more angst from the
honeyeaters and other small birds when they arrived.  Has anyone else noticed
which cuckoos elicit the most alarm calls and chasing?

Martin O'Brien
Executive Scientific Officer & Secretary
Scientific Advisory Committee
Parks Flora and Fauna Division
Department of Natural Resources and Environment
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