Channel-billed cuckoos overwinter?

To: Alastair Silcock <>
Subject: Channel-billed cuckoos overwinter?
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:26:49 +1000
On Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 11:55:40AM +1000, Alastair Silcock wrote:
> Do channel-billed cuckoos overwinter in the Northern Territory?
> On July 9, a large long grey bird flew out in front of me on an
> early morning walk near the Kakadu Aurora Hotel just west of the
> South Alligator River. Given the size & colour, I can't imagine
> what else it could have been.  Even in the split second, I thought
> I would have seen the bill easily but did not.  Are they ever seen
> in winter in the Top End? (last week being my first visit).

Prior to this year only 2 July  records of Channel-billed Cuckoo from
NT according to Richard Noske on NT Birding.

But late June I heard on 2 days a CBC in Jabiru, and Richard's comment
was prompted by CBC sightings around Darwin.


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