Pallid Cuckoo DY & OB Oriole at Wamboin

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Subject: Pallid Cuckoo DY & OB Oriole at Wamboin
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2010 14:44:52 +1000
Yes there are prior cases like this but (to me) the very surprising thing is to have begging dependent young, (so presumably out of the nest), already by 2 September. That suggests both the cuckoos and hosts are breeding really early. Surely the average time for this would be early to mid summer........
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From: martin butterfield [
Sent: Thursday, 2 September 2010 10:00 AM
To: Bob Rusk
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Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Pallid Cuckoo DY & OB Oriole at Wamboin


I think we jumped the gun.  HANZAB says of pallid Cuckoos  "Many reports of supposed fledgling cuckoos being fed by adult cuckoos."  Elsewhere in that species account they mention the impact of the Juvenile's begging call causing just about every bird in the neighbourhood to stop what they are doing and feed the young Cuckoo.


On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 9:48 AM, Bob Rusk <> wrote:
The Pallid Cuckoos must be new at parenting, as obviously they don't know that the normal thing is to get some other birds to do it.

From: David McDonald <>
To: CanberraBirds <>
Sent: Thu, 2 September, 2010 9:31:29 AM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Pallid Cuckoo DY & OB Oriole at Wamboin

This morning, at Wamboin, two adult Pallid Cuckoos feeding a begging dependent young, plus our first OB Oriole for the season. It must be Spring!

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