Little Bronze-Cuckoo at Byfield

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Subject: Little Bronze-Cuckoo at Byfield
From: "Greg Roberts" <>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2012 18:54:18 +1000
People interested in bronze-cuckoos might want to take a look at the
photograph of the bird in this post:

Not a great picture but the bird was calling at the time, just like a Little
Bronze Cuckoo, and the eye colour appears to rule out the race minutillus,
which is migratory in south-east Queensland. 

This suggests the tropical race russatus, which until recently was regarded
as a separate species. If so, the area where I saw it, Byfield, is the most
southerly location known for that subspecies, although it has been reported
from there previously.

Several other birds occur south to this region, including Broad-billed
Flycatcher and Little Kingfisher.

Greg Roberts


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