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  • Shining Bronze-cuckoo

  • Chalcites lucidus
  • Hard to spot and easier to hear, the Shining Bronze Cuckoo has metallic coppery green upperparts and white cheeks and underparts strongly barred with dark green from tail-tip to throat. The female is similar with a more purplish sheen to the crown and nape and bronzer-tinged barring on the belly. The bill is black and the feet are black with yellow undersides. Distinctive call.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=36
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?r=&c=36&p=117&s=1287929876
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  • Shining Bronze-cuckoo

  • Hard to spot and easier to hear, the Shining Bronze Cuckoo has metallic coppery green upperparts and white cheeks and underparts strongly barred with dark green from tail-tip to throat. The female is similar with a more purplish sheen to the crown and nape and bronzer-tinged barring on the belly. The bill is black and the feet are black with yellow undersides. Distinctive call.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Scientific name
  • Chalcites lucidus
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 344
  • Size
  • 13-18cm
  • Period in district
  • July-Dec
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?r=&c=36&p=117&s=1287929876
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=36
  • Description link
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shining_Bronze_Cuckoo