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Can you ID this bird for me??

 
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Jan 06, 2007 18:42 |  #1

There was 2 of these in the tree outside my window this morning making a god awful noise & I could hear the snap & clash of beaks as the magpies dove in & out like stukas.

No idea what they are, but at 6:30am, I didn't really care, I just wanted them to go away & let me go back to sleep :D

As for the quality of the shots, well, I make no claims about that, I've never claimed to be a wildlife photographer :D

But more importantly, what are they?? Why do the maggies hate them so??


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Jan 07, 2007 00:26 |  #2

I'm no expert, just have a really good book ;) but, if you're in the top part of Australia or down the east coast it could be a Channel-billed Cuckoo - it's the nearest thing I can find.

http://www.amonline.ne​t.au …/channelbilled_​cuckoo.htm (external link) <- this site says that they lay their eggs in the nests of the magpies so that could be why they hate them

That's my guess anyway. :)


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Jan 07, 2007 02:40 |  #3

Spot on Flame. It's a Channel-billed Cuckoo.


Currently just a P&S, but watch this space.

  
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Jan 07, 2007 07:27 |  #4

Thanks kindly both of you for your replies :).

If this cuckoo is around again another morning with their horrendous noise waking me up, I will be more prepared perhaps :)


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