To: "Canberra Birds" <>
Subject: Zygodactyls
From: "John Layton" <>
Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2010 14:26:35 +1000

Recent discussion about zygodactyls included the comment ( I think) that cuckoos are zygodactyls which surprised me until I recalled that a couple of autumns ago we had close-up views of a pair of Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoos gleaning small black caterpillars from casaurina foliage near Uriarra Crossing. Their movements, like those of their prey, were slow but nonetheless acrobatic and involved much inversion.


John Layton

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