Brush Cuckoos

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Subject: Brush Cuckoos
From: Peter Morgan <>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:05:04 +1100
A few hours ago, we watched a Brush Cuckoo moving about in front of our house 
near Grafton, NSW, but it has just turned into 3!
There was interaction with a Noisy Friarbird, which was confusing for a while 
until it became clear that there was indeed a Friarbird.
We weren't sure whether there were 2 or 3 Brush Cuckoos, but when we actually 
got the Friarbird, it came in close to 2 Cuckoos, softening up a grub.  It 
didn't feed either Cuckoo, though it kept going to the ground and back up close 
to them.
Finally, a third Cuckoo came into the picture (so now we were sure there were 3 
Cuckoos) and 2 flew off into a nearby tree.  One of those left and came back to 
the one which stayed in the tree before leaving again.  Couldn't be sure if 
feeding took place.

Can anyone say if we might have been watching a young Cuckoo being picked up by 

Peter and Bev Morgan

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