Scythrops novaehollandiae

1 Channel-billed Cuckoo at Braemar, NSW

Scythrops novaehollandiae at Braemar, NSW - 11 Jan 2022
Scythrops novaehollandiae at Braemar, NSW - 11 Jan 2022
Scythrops novaehollandiae at Braemar, NSW - 11 Jan 2022
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Scythrops novaehollandiae 12 Jan 2022 BLSHFour
Scythrops novaehollandiae 12 Jan 2022 Curiosity

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Birds were harassing a Channel-billed Cuckoo. Magpie-larks were the most aggressive. The cuckoo finally moved on after about 10 min.

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BLSHFour wrote:
   12 Jan 2022
It is likely that this is an adult bird that has returned to supervise or collect its chick and prepare for the northward migration and the magpie larks were defending their foster chick that they have raised.
Curiosity wrote:
   13 Jan 2022
Appreciate your insight into the behaviours of the cuckoo and magpie-larks. Both the Channel-billed Cuckoo and Koel have been more vocal over the past week or so and I had wondered why.
Thanks.

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