Re Fantail Cuckoos

To: "Duncan Fraser" <>, <>
Subject: Re Fantail Cuckoos
From: "Lawrie Conole" <>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2001 18:46:58 +1000
Duncan Fraser wrote:

>            have seen Fantails in the Maffra area, and down at Jack Smith
> Lake.  Duncan Fraser.

Hi Duncan & others

Thanks for the replies re Fan-tailed Cuckoos.  I think some people have
misunderstood me.  It's not that I think there aren't ANY around, but more
that I think there aren't very MANY!  On recent trips to the Central
Highlands, plains around Melbourne, and foothills in East Gippsland up from
Bairnsdale, I've either recorded none or very few.  I'd have expected them
to be prominently calling at this time.  Pallids, Horsfield's & Shining
Bronze-cuckoos are calling madly, and seem normally abundant.

Cheers -- Lawrie

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