shining bronze cuckoo

Subject: shining bronze cuckoo
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 08:12:26 +1000
G'day Keith et al.

It certainly could have been an overwintering bird but would they be

I've never heard or seen a Shining Bronze-Cuckoo down this way before the
last week of August (42 records in all).  You have prompted me to look up
my records for the other cuckoos.  I have three mid-winter records of the
Horsefield's Bronze-Cuckoo (36 total), two of the Fan-tailed Cuckoo (43
total) and one of the Pallid Cuckoo (30 total).

I don't know what this all means but cuckoos are not common down this way
over winter (or not commonly seen).  Maybe some of the other southwestern
Victorian birding-aus folk can comment on their experiences.


Hamilton, Vic

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