huge numbers of feeding Channel-Billed Cuckoos

Subject: huge numbers of feeding Channel-Billed Cuckoos
From: "jade welch" <>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 18:52:34 +1000

Thanks for the reply. What i found to be most interesting is the fact that i spotted no young birds amoungst the flock and that last year we saw so many youngsters being fed by their foster parents yet we have seen no evidence of breeding this year. Maybe they are being a little more secrative this year. Anyway they were back there again today and a pleasure to watch.

Yours Sincerely
Mr Jade Welch
Gold Coast,

From: "Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge" <>
To: "jade welch" <>
Subject: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] huge numbers of feeding Channel-Billed Cuckoos
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 12:49:37 +1000

Hi Jade,
Channel-billed Cuckoos do congregate in large numbers, it's not unusual to see 100+ flying over here at Julatten and I've seen over 90 in one fig tree in a creek adjacent to the Lodge. I've also heard of big numbers (120+) this year near the coast at Mossman (FNQ). One group I saw a few days ago would have been 30-40 birds, most looked like immatures.


Keith & Lindsay Fisher
Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge
RN 6 Mt. Kooyong Road
Julatten QLD 4871

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