Channel-billed Cuckoos

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Subject: Channel-billed Cuckoos
From: "North Head Bird Surveys" <>
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 09:02:55 +1000
I live in a small townhouse in Leichhardt in inner Sydney, which has a
paucity of birds aside from miners, house sparrows and bulbuls (and the
occasional red Wattlebird). To my amusement this morning i woke to the
raucous sound of a Channel-billed Cuckoo with a group of 5 or 6 Pied
Currawongs and two Magpies in a large established exotic tree similar to a
Camphor laurel. I was surprised to see the birds so far into the city,
particularly in an area with relatively little vegetation cover.
I have also recently seen two of the Cuckoos at North Head at the entrance
to Sydney Harbour in late September and observed large numbers of them over
the past three weeks along the rivers in the East Kimberley in North WA.
They were predominantly flocking with Torresian Crows in the Kimberley.
What a noise to wake up to.

Mark Branson
North Head Project Officer
Birds Australia Southern NSW & ACT

phone: (02) 9436 0199
fax: (02) 9436 0466
mobile: 0410 483 645

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