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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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Identification history

Scythrops novaehollandiae 12 Jan 2022 BLSHFour
Scythrops novaehollandiae 12 Jan 2022 Curiosity

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User's notes

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

2 comments

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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Exoneura sp. (genus) (A reed bee) at Braemar, NSW - 19 Nov 2022 by Curiosity
Leioproctus sp. (genus) (Plaster bee) at Braemar, NSW - 19 Nov 2022 by Curiosity
Lehtinelagia prasina (Leek-green flower spider) at Braemar, NSW - 11 Aug 2022 by Curiosity
Zanda funerea (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Braemar, NSW - 7 Jun 2022 by Curiosity
Holconia insignis (Branded huntsman) at Braemar, NSW - 5 Jun 2022 by Curiosity
Gynoplistia (Gynoplistia) bella (A crane fly) at Braemar, NSW - 17 May 2022 by Curiosity
Stenarella victoriae (An ichneumon parasitic wasp) at Braemar, NSW - 16 May 2022 by Curiosity
Trichalus sp. (genus) (Net-winged beetle) at Braemar, NSW - 13 May 2022 by Curiosity
Harmonia testudinaria (Tortoise-shelled ladybird) at Braemar, NSW - 5 May 2022 by Curiosity
Harmonia testudinaria (Tortoise-shelled ladybird) at Braemar, NSW - 4 May 2022 by Curiosity
Danaus plexippus (Monarch/Wanderer) at Braemar, NSW - 17 Apr 2022 by Curiosity
Turnix varius (Painted Buttonquail) at Braemar, NSW - 24 Mar 2022 by Curiosity
Eudynamys orientalis (Eastern Koel) at Braemar, NSW - 6 Jan 2022 by Curiosity
Leptotarsus (Macromastix) costalis (Common Brown Crane Fly) at Braemar, NSW - 13 Nov 2021 by Curiosity
Ellipsidion sp. (genus) (A diurnal cockroach) at Braemar, NSW - 27 Oct 2021 by Curiosity
Austrosciapus sp. (genus) (Long-legged fly) at Braemar, NSW - 24 Oct 2021 by Curiosity
Commius elegans (Cherry Ballart Shield Bug) at Braemar, NSW - 13 Oct 2021 by Curiosity
Torbia viridissima (Gum Leaf Katydid) at Braemar, NSW - 9 Oct 2021 by Curiosity
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Braemar, NSW - 7 Oct 2021 by Curiosity
Xanthopimpla sp. (genus) (A yellow Ichneumon wasp) at Braemar, NSW - 1 Sep 2021 by Curiosity
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Braemar, NSW - 1 Dec 2020 by Curiosity
Trichophthalma sp. (genus) (Tangle-vein fly) at Braemar, NSW - 22 Nov 2020 by Curiosity

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 11 Jan 2022 07:32 AM Recorded on
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