French: Coucou de Horsfield German: Rotschwanzkuckuck Spanish: Cuclillo de Horsfield
Other common names: Australian Bronze-cuckoo
Australia and Tasmania. Winters N to Java and irregularly beyond.
17 cm; 22 g. Adult brownish bronze above, head browner than back, long white supercilium and dark eye-stripe, tail sides rufous, notched white; whitish below, throat lightly... read more
Descending high whistle, “peeer”, repeated once every 5 sec, faster and higher than... read more
Open woodland, mulga, scrub, including dry interior, spinifex, coastal saltmarsh, generally arid... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, mainly caterpillars, also beetles (Coccinellidae), bugs. Forages in foliage and on ground; flight swift and direct.
Breeding in Western Australia varies with seasonal rains, Aug–Oct in Southwestern Division, Oct–Dec near Perth, Jan–Mar... read more
Partial migrant. A few remain all year in E Australia E of the Dividing Range and also in S of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in much of breeding range, though scarce in Northern Territory and Kimberley Division of Western Australia. Reported breeding densities of 0... read more
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