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bushanwater's picture

Took these at the Border Ranges National Park on the day of the dust storm but not sure which it is. I'm going for Little Bronze but would like opinions.

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I am not very good at ID'ing Bronze-cuckoos.
But the Little has supposed to have red eye-rings and eyes and this does not seem to have them.
I would go with Shining Bronze-cuckoo, but that is a guess from a rank amateur on my part.
You need an experts opinion on this one, mate.

ed's picture

Hi B&W and Steve
Like you Steve not real good with bronze cuckoos, only the males of the little have red eye ring so it coud be a female.The 'broken' scollops and lack of unbroken bars on the chin make me think maybe a female of the race russatus, formally a Goulds Bronze Cuckoo now all part of the Little BC complex.

Ed Townsville NQ

bushanwater's picture

looking at the tail length i assumed it was very immature.

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