Black Faced Cuckoo Shrike at NZ&A

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Subject: Black Faced Cuckoo Shrike at NZ&A
From: "Jenny Smits" <>
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 15:06:52 +1100
Also lots of the them in Deakin and Red Hill NR. They are probably my
favourite bird at the moment - the way they shrug when settling down
"Shufflewing" LOVE it.

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From: Paul T.  
Sent: Wednesday, 1 February 2012 2:49 PM
Subject: Black Faced Cuckoo Shrike at NZ&A

Howdy All,

Probably a bird I should have seen a lot of, but it was a first for 
me.  When I was at the National Zoo & Aquarium today I was watching a 
Black Faced Cuckoo Shrike.  I have a vague feeling I might have seen 
one before, but it certainly isn't something I usually see 
about.  Unfortunately I get little chance to travel and look for 
things, but I thought I would mention it in case it were of interest 
to anyone?  I've never observed one there in previous visits.  It was 
a lot bigger than I expected!!

Just in case anyone is interested, it was right near the entrance in 
a tree above the Marmosets.  A nice addition to the things I viewed 
at the zoo, including the adorable baby Ring tailed Lemurs that have 
only recently been on public display.


Paul T.
Higgins, ACT 


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