And I will join the band wagon and go along with Brush Cuckoo.
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Agree with Steve. The markings are key for this species. The other thing that immediately says cuckoo to me is the raised, round nostril.
> On 6 Mar 2023, at 3:30 pm, Steve Holliday <> wrote:
> Hi Alan
> Interesting photo! It is a young cuckoo, I believe a Brush Cuckoo, what can
> be seen of the markings match that species well. They are a regular
> spring/summer migrant at Mulligans.
> Young robins can have similar markings but are differently shaped. Hooded
> Robins used to breed at Mulligans but sadly that is no longer the case.
> Steve Holliday
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> Members are invited to respond to Alan with an ID of his juvenile bird.
> Many thanks
> Margaret Robertson