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This is quite possibly the largest species of cuckoo in the world, and always feels like it should be more closely related to Toucans or Hornbills!!
· Date: Wed April 10, 2013 · Views: 102 · Filesize: 395.4kb · Dimensions: 611 x 1023 ·
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Keywords: Channel-billed, Cuckoo
Scientific Name: Scythrops novaehollandiae
Equipment: Canon 40D and 100-400mm lens
Location: Wappa Dam, Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia
Habitat: Parkland, Open Forest
Date Taken: March 2013
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Rookery
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Thu April 11, 2013 12:40am

Wow!! Very well done for getting this Cuckoo. top photograph of it.
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Thu April 11, 2013 1:16am

So hard to get near them and get a photo and you have succeeded with a nice capture indeed!
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Thu April 11, 2013 3:27am

Awesome bird and a fabulous picture Sean! Exceptional!!!

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Thu April 11, 2013 4:43am

Stunning bird and shot Sean, tfs.

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Thu April 11, 2013 6:00pm

Amazing close-up, well done!

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Fri April 12, 2013 12:43am

Very nice shot in what looks like less than ideal light conditions!
Great looking bird with some pretty impressive looking "feet"!
Top notch photo, mate! Cheers!
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Fri April 12, 2013 5:35am

Thanks guys. One of my fave birds and was lucky to see such a close & obliging bird :). The feet are big, but the banana-sized bill gets me every time!!
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Fri April 12, 2013 8:06am

You are absolutely right......with such a huge beak and that striped tail feathers it does look more of a Hornbill!!! Spectacular bird......Excellent post!!!

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Fri April 12, 2013 7:24pm

Amazing close up and one stunning bird. Fabulous gallery.
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Fri April 12, 2013 7:41pm

A beautiful closeup of this seldom seen species here in the Gallery Sean.

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Sat April 13, 2013 12:18am

Thanks for your kind comments!
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