Id Please

To: 'Julie Clark' <>, 'COG Chatline' <>
Subject: Id Please
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2016 10:42:44 +0000

I say it is a juvenile Brush Cuckoo. The juvenile Pallid Cuckoo is mainly blackish, whitish & grey. They have a basic colour scheme like if you imagine a very speckled Cockatiel. That it is so speckled on the back (and wing coverts & secondaries doesn’t fit a juvenile Fantailed Cuckoo.




From: Julie Clark [
Sent: Wednesday, 13 January 2016 8:53 PM
To: COG Chatline
Subject: [canberrabirds] Id Please


Hi All,


Jill and I saw this cuckoo at Mulligan's Flat today, seemingly in the company of a pair of leaden flycatchers. Our view was obscured and then also from quite a distance.


Our best attempt at an ID is a juvenile pallid cuckoo, but advice from others would be appreciated.






Julie Clark


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