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Alternative names: Fan-tailed Brush Cuckoo; Ash-coloured Cuckoo
26cm (10¬ľ in)
Eastern Australia, from Queensland to South Australia. South-western Western Australia and Tasmania. The Tasmanian population migrate to the Australian mainland when not breeding.
There are 5 subspecies:
Open forest, native bushland, woodland and wooded gardens.
Calls from an exposed perch.
Mainly caterpillars and insects, such as centipedes and spiders, for which they forage in the foliage. The also hawk for flying moths and ants.
A brood parasite, many species are chosen to act as the host, including fairy-wrens, scrubwrens, and flycatchers, a favourite is Brown Thornbill.
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