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  • Fan-tailed Cuckoo

  • Cacomantis flabelliformis
  • The Fan-tailed Cuckoo is a slender cuckoo and the adult bird is easily identified by a yellow eye ring (slightly greenish in young birds), its generally dark slate-grey back and wings, becoming pale rufous below, with a boldly barred black and white under tail. Younger birds are duller and browner in colour. Mournful descending trill.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=90
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?r=&c=90&p=121&s=1288874865
  • « Back to Catalog
  • Fan-tailed Cuckoo

  • The Fan-tailed Cuckoo is a slender cuckoo and the adult bird is easily identified by a yellow eye ring (slightly greenish in young birds), its generally dark slate-grey back and wings, becoming pale rufous below, with a boldly barred black and white under tail. Younger birds are duller and browner in colour. Mournful descending trill.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Scientific name
  • Cacomantis flabelliformis
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 338
  • Size
  • 24-28cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?r=&c=90&p=121&s=1288874865
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=90
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/fan-tailed-cuckoo