Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo

Chrysococcyx basalis

Summary 2

The Horsfield’s bronze cuckoo (Chrysococcyx basalis) is a small cuckoo in the family Cuculidae. Its size averages 22g and is distinguished by its green and bronze iridescent colouring on its back and incomplete brown barring from neck to tail. What distinguishes the Horsfield’s bronze cuckoo from other bronze cuckoos is its white eyebrow and brown eye stripe. The Horsfield’s bronze cuckoo is common throughout Australia preferring the drier open woodlands away from forested areas.

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  1. (c) Tan Kok Hui, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://picasaweb.google.com/107386319100895694067/OurBirdingTrips04?authkey=Gv1sRgCJDz5oS70oSHbg#5830190265588758818
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysococcyx_basalis

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