Oriential Cuckoo NSW/VIC Border

To: "Chris Coleborn" <>
Subject: Oriential Cuckoo NSW/VIC Border
From: Chris Tzaros <>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 11:06:00 +1100
The sighting of Oriental Cuckoo on the Vic/NSW border is very interesting. In 1998, while working on Gunbower Island (a bit downstream of Cobram on the Victorian side of the river), I saw an immature Brush Cuckoo, which gave me the shock of my life when I saw it. But to answer Chris Coleborn's question about Victorian records, I can't say I'm familiar with any, apart from one 'unconfirmed' sighting from Strathfieldsaye, near Bendigo, sometime in the early 1990s. That too was reported to be an immature bird, by a very good local birder. The report was not submitted to the Atlas.


At 05:50 PM 11/24/03 +1100, you wrote:
Hello All,

Phil Barnden, a birdo at Barooga (near Cobram-Tocumwal in the NSW/VIC border
area), has passed on a credible sighting of an ORIENTAL CUCKOO (male) in the
Boomanoomina State Forest. It was seen yesterday. Quite a bit south of its
normal range.

Would anyone know if there have been reports of them in Victoria?


Chris Coleborn

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