Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Shining Bronze Cuckoo
17 cm (6Â¾ in)
There are 4 subspecies:
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.
 External Links