channel-billed cuckoo

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This Channel-billed Cuckoo is a very large bird growing between 60-67cm with long wings and tail and a  heavy bill. They range across the northern and eastern coasts of Australia usually staying in small flocks of a few pairs. They eat mainly fruit and particularly like the native fig. This one was in the top of a very tall white gum and even with the zoom he seemed a very long way away, he was probably wondering what the strange creature was that was darting around on the ground following him as he moved around the top most branches!

Captured at Dee Why, Sydney Australia


4 thoughts on “channel-billed cuckoo

    Patricia said:
    February 26, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    You see the most amazing birds!

    mjspringett said:
    February 25, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    I have enjoyed visiting your site, love the birds, thanks MJ

      margosnotebook responded:
      February 26, 2013 at 1:35 pm

      Thankyou, its lovely have you visit and take the time to comment.

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