Cuckoo ID please

To: David Rees <>
Subject: Cuckoo ID please
From: Harvey Perkins <>
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2019 20:16:24 +0000
There has clearly been some confusion over cuckoo images on Kym's Flickr site in relation to this ID request. When I responded, on opening the link I was presented with three images of a plain-looking cuckoo. In one image the bird was on the ground, in the other two, perched on a fence wire. This is the bird I commented on as being a young Black-eared Cuckoo.
Since then further photos have been added to the Flikr page, including one of a bright metallic green Shining Bronze-Cuckoo, also on a fence wire. I don't know how Flikr sites work, but this appears to be the image some people first saw on opening the link. Is it possible to make links to specific photos rather than the Flikr page as  a whole?



On Tue, 22 Oct 2019 at 21:11, Harvey Perkins <> wrote:
Yes, Black-eared Cuckoo. But brown ear 'patch' and comparatively indistinct eyebrow indicate it is a young bird (in its first year).

On Tue, 22 Oct 2019 at 20:46, David Rees <> wrote:


Looks like a Black eared Cuckoo to me (as per my recent film posting). I assume it was taken locally. if so its probably another one of those drought refugees coming our way.


On 22/10/2019 8:22 pm, kym bradley wrote:
Could someone please ID this Cuckoo

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