Channel-Billed Cuckoos

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Subject: Channel-Billed Cuckoos
From: "Robyn Howard" <>
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2004 10:36:41 +1000
Sorry I am a little late joining the conversation, but I have been away for Easter.
One day at a back-water of the Bjielke-Petersen Dam near Nanango (north-west of Brisbane - 100 kms ????) a friend and I were attracted by a "moaning" sound nearby.   When we investigated, we found a Channel-Billed Cuckoo actually pushing a complaining Torresian Crow aside on its nest, obviously to lay an egg.   It seemed the male Cuckoo had attracted the male crow away, but the female was not cunning about her task of laying.   She departed quickly, and the crow just seemed to settle on the nest again!
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