FW: [canberrabirds] Black-eared Cuckoo in Ainslie

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Subject: FW: [canberrabirds] Black-eared Cuckoo in Ainslie
From: "Steve Holliday" <>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2014 09:32:55 +1100

Heard again this morning, close to where it was on Saturday. Surprised it has hung around, the area is heavily infested with Noisy Miners.




From: Steve Holliday [
Sent: Saturday, 29 November 2014 12:52 PM
To: 'canberrabirds'
Subject: [canberrabirds] Black-eared Cuckoo in Ainslie


One calling nearby as I was heading out the front door an hour ago. Naturally I assumed I was hearing things but luckily the bird was clearly visible just 15 metres away in a tree in a neighbour’s yard. Dashed inside to get a camera and got back just in time to see the cuckoo fly off in the direction of, and presumably in to, Mt Ainslie Nature Reserve.


If anyone wants to have a look, the relevant area of the reserve is adjacent to Duffy St between the Foveaux St and Fisher St entrances. Milburn and I have both had a bit of a search but no further sign of it at this stage. If you are unfamiliar with the call it is similar to a Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo but lower and slower. I always think they sound a bit depressed.




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