channel-bill cuckoos, Yungaburra, north Qld

To: Martin Butterfield <>, Jenny Stiles <>
Subject: channel-bill cuckoos, Yungaburra, north Qld
From: Alan Gillanders <>
Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2018 10:06:22 +1000
In reply to Martins questions my understanding is yes to all of the above (or below)

It seems that the southern birds come in from Indonesia and cross largely uninhabited areas. It has been suggested that the north Qld birds arrive from PNG.

On migration they only seem to call in the early morning if at all.



PS One bird observed in the garden mid morning.

On 8/09/2018 9:21 AM, Martin Butterfield wrote:
Does that mean that they:

 1. migrate at night (so are not seen); and/or
 2. they don't waste energy calling on migration (so aren't heard); or
 3. follow migration routes that avoid human habitation?

Martin Butterfield

On Sat, 8 Sep 2018 at 09:13, Jenny Stiles < <>> wrote:

    They have been in the northern suburbs of Sydney for at least a
    week. Heard
    a few and saw a pair on Thursday. It always amazes me that we g
    et them first!

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