birding-aus Cuckolded

Subject: birding-aus Cuckolded
From: Laurence and Leanne Knight <>
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1999 18:34:19 +1000
While on a weekend walk through Lamington I had the fortune to see a
juvenile cuckoo being tended by its "parents".  It was interesting to
watch a pair of white-browed scrub wrens feeding their robin-sized
"offspring" [like watching humans feed an elephant].  Slaters isn't the
best guide to identify juvenile cuckoos [got to save weight to
compensate for the bottle of red wine in the pack], but I suspect it was
a fan-tailed cuckoo as those are the most common suspects in SE Qld

The other interesting development in the Green Mts car park was the way
the wonga pigeons were walking around, and the regent bowerbirds were
hanging around, people with food.  

Regards, Laurie.
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