Fantail Cuckoo

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Subject: Fantail Cuckoo
From: "David Rosalky" <>
Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2014 17:10:34 +1100

When I was at the Jewish Centre in Forrest this afternoon, some children reported that a bird had crashed into the plate glass window and was injured.

I went to inspect.  The first thing I saw were a Pied Currawong and a Noisy Miner sitting side by side on a nearby railing looking distinctly malevolent.


Then I went to look at the injured bird.  It was juvenile Fantail Cuckoo.  As I approached it with a towel to pick it up, it exploded into delayed activity and flew off – followed by the PC and NM.


It is unusual to see these birds in suburban areas away from bushland.  It is also getting rather late to embark on their migration.


David R

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