Help with identification

To: SeanDooley <>
Subject: Help with identification
From: Peter Morgan <>
Date: Sun, 8 Oct 2017 11:49:02 +0000
I was going to suggest a Shining Bronze Cuckoo but I see I’m a bit late.
So here is a photo I got of our second sighting of a Black-eared Cuckoo with a 
Horsfields Bronze Cuckoo.
Why?  Coz I like photos with different birds.
Peter Morgan

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> On 8 Oct 2017, at 10:15 pm, SeanDooley <> wrote:
> 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
> To: 
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] 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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