Fwd: Bird ID - Mulligan's Flat

To: Anthony Overs <>, Steve Holliday <>
Subject: Fwd: Bird ID - Mulligan's Flat
From: Mark Clayton via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2023 05:38:37 +0000

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.


> Cheers


> Steve Holliday


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> Members are invited to respond to Alan with an ID of his juvenile bird.


> Many thanks


> Margaret Robertson


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