Re; Oriental Cuckoo.

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Subject: Re; Oriental Cuckoo.
From: "Paul Walbridge" <>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 19:25:27 +1000
Hi Birding-aussers, Alan Morris said;
"Juvenile Oriental Cuckoos can have pale to almost no barring on a buff breast. A more detailed description of the "barring" would be required before one could be certain that the bird was an Oriental Cuckoo."
I have seen a few Oriental Cuckoos in OZ both standard and hepatic. On the Ashmore Reef trip of 2001 in October, we observed a few juvenile Orientals on Ashmore Reef, West Islet. I was amazed at how dark these birds were - almost black - and with heavy barring on the breast! Mike C. would you like to comment. Cheers - Paul W.
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