Barred-cuckoo shrike

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Subject: Barred-cuckoo shrike
From: Kirri Hardy via Birding-Aus <>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:35 +0000
Hey 😊
Just had to share
Currently the figs are plentiful at my back door in Murwillumbah NSW, with 
Channel-billed cuckoos feasting on them each day...along with Fig birds and 
fruit bats (at night only)

The surprise came today though
I've been hearing a call like a Black- faced cuckoo shrike near my back door 
for the last 3 days
Thought it was just a baby one or an Australasian figbird doing a weird call as 
they're plentiful
So the call finally got to me and I just HAD to find out what the weird call 
was that I hadn't heard before
I grabbed my binos and found the bird amongst the leaves in a little gum tree 
in the backyard, expecting to see a Black faced cuckoo shrike or figbird and a 
BARRED-CUCKOO SHRIKE looked back at me 😳
Pretty sure my mouth dropped open with 'You've gotta be kidding me!!'
This is a new species for me right in my backyard...bit of a fruit nomad 
Still can't believe it...very unexpected
Not colourful but...doesn't have to be..interesting patterns and a beautiful 
outstanding yellow eye

Just wanted to share 
Happy Birding
Kirri 😊

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