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brical1
Inland S.E QLD
Australia

October 29, 2009
2:45 AM

Post #7218968

Anyone know what type of bird this is . Inland south east Queensland.. west of the Great Dividing Range.The back feathers are an iridescent green in the sunlight.

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Stake
Barmera
Australia

October 29, 2009
4:32 AM

Post #7219334

That's a Cuckoo Brical. Three possibilities "The Little Bronze Cuckoo" or the more likely "Shining Bronze Cuckoo" or even more likely "The Horsfield Bronze Cuckoo" that is found all over Australia including Tas.
Brian

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Burd_Fotos
Sandusky, OH

October 29, 2009
4:34 AM

Post #7219340

Found your bird its a Horsefield's bronze Cuckoo. Found here http://www.birdphotos.com.au/
brical1
Inland S.E QLD
Australia

October 29, 2009
4:44 AM

Post #7219362

Thank you Stake & Burd ...yes it is a Horsefield's bronze Cuckoo!
Burd_Fotos
Sandusky, OH

October 29, 2009
4:57 AM

Post #7219387

Np brical1, glad to been able to help. :)
kennedyh
Churchill, Victoria
Australia
(Zone 10a)



October 29, 2009
8:09 PM

Post #7221197

Brical1,
to me your picture looks more like the Shining Bronze-cuckoo: http://davesgarden.com/guides/birdfiles/showimage/365/
The Horsefield Bronze-cuckoo: http://davesgarden.com/guides/birdfiles/showimage/357/ has a brown stripe through the eye, the barring on the breast does not meet across the breast and it is much less iridescent green on its back.
Both species should be about in inland SE Queensland,

Kennedy

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