Help with identification

To: 'David Jackson' <>, "" <>
Subject: Help with identification
From: SeanDooley <>
Date: Sun, 8 Oct 2017 11:15:32 +0000
Hi David,

This is a Shining Bronze-Cuckoo, most probably a juvenile as you say, given
the hint of the yellow in the gape and the overall 'fluffiness' and duller
plumage when compared to the adults. Also no hint of barring around the face
which the adults usually have. If it was a Horsfield's in any plumage, it
would have a noticeable black mark through the eye continuing on through the
ear coverts.

Cheers, Sean Dooley

-----Original Message-----
From: Birding-Aus  On Behalf Of
David Jackson
Sent: Sunday, 8 October 2017 4:48 PM
Subject: Help with identification

While wandering around Bongil Bongil National Park a week or so ago, I was
looking over a vegetation-covered dune to sea and caught a few very poor
photos (long distance, only 250 mm lens, hand held)  of a bird scrambling
around. Three of these are attached (lowish resolution for email). The bird
was circa 15  cm in length, juvenile I guess but the most striking thing was
its back. In the sun, the back had a number of greenish-goldish flecks which
were most striking-indeed iridescent in the bright sun. Any suggestions on
what this bird could be?

Many thanks in advance

David at Blackheath

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