I should have noted that the white-bellied cuckoo-shrike wasn’t the dark morph, it was whatever the non-dark morph is called, perhaps the “ordinary” morph: white/pale grey neck, breast and underparts, with black on face only between bill and eye. Didn’t hear it call, whereas the black-faceds were giving their typical churring call. Unusual season for the ACT, too, I understand – most records are winter.
From: Steve Read [
Sent: Tuesday, 7 January 2014 11:41 AM
Subject: [canberrabirds] White-bellied cuckoo-shrike at Campbell Park
A white-bellied cuckoo-shrike seen this morning at Campbell Park, near the horse gate, first on its own then while being chased by a pair of black-faced cuckoo-shrikes. Identification easier from having the more common species in close proximity!
White-browed woodswallows still around, including two on nests.
Steve and Lach Read
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