Help with identification

To: David Jackson <>, "" <>
Subject: Help with identification
From: martin cachard <>
Date: Sun, 8 Oct 2017 09:29:53 +0000
Hi David, your bird is a Shining Bronze-Cuckoo,

cheers martin cachard,'

solar whisper cruises Daintree river,

& trinity beach, cairns

From: Birding-Aus <> on behalf of David 
Jackson <>
Sent: Sunday, 8 October 2017 4:47 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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