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Pallid Cuckoo? Melbourne, Australia (1 Viewer)


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Is this a Pallid Cuckoo? It doesn't really match up with any of the pictures in my guide but that seems like the closest match.
Also it said Pallid Cuckoos eat large caterpillars so that maybe that's an identifying feature :p

Thanks in advance.


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Si Clayton

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I think it's a Fan-tailed Cuckoo, it looks like there's some juvenile (brown plumage), which is a bit confusing. The undertail coverts are buffish too.
What a caterpillar! Yum.
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