Bronze cuckoo

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Subject: Bronze cuckoo
From: "Anthony Katon" <>
Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2002 17:14:25 +1100
Hello all,
I saw my first Mistletoe bird today at Ingleburn. I have wanted to see this bird since I was child in the early sixties when I saw a picture of it on the Weet-Bix breakfast cereal cards.
Is this bird usually difficult to find.
I also saw a bronze Cuckoo but not sure if it was a Rufous-tailed or an immature Golden Bronze Cuckoo, it was rather dull in colour but I did not see it in full sunlight. it had incomplete brown bars across the belly. I noticed it had faint bars across the tail. My field guide does not mention either of these birds having bars on the tail.
Any ideas as to the identity of this bird.
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