- Chrysococcyx lucidus
17 cm (6¾ in)
- Bronze-green upperparts
- Green tail
- Whitish face
- White underparts with greenish-bronze barring
- Straight, pointed beaks
- Feet have zygodactyl toe arrangement
There are 4 subspecies:
- C.l. harterti:
- Solomon Islands (Rennell and Bellona)
- C.l. layardi:
- C.l. lucidus:
- C.l. plagosus:
Forests, woodland and scrub, from sea-level to 1000 m.
Their main diet consists of insects, particularly caterpillars. They forage on the ground and in the canopy. Will join mixed species feeding flocks.
They are a brood parasite using hosts such as thornbills, wrens, flycatchers and honeyeaters. The female lays up to 16 long, pale green to brown eggs. The eggs are laid one at a time in the nests of 16 other birds.
They call with a high-pitched whistle.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2018)
- Pizzey and Knight
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Shining Bronze Cuckoo. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 3 December 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Shining_Bronze_Cuckoo