Mystery Cuckoo

This is a bunch of shots of the same bird taken the other day at Bartley’s Block, Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park, Northern Victoria. I think it’s either a very young Horsfields or Black-eared Cuckoo. Unfortunately the field guides don’t help in the slightest, and even HANZAB isn’t overly helpful. I have recorded both birds at this spot in previous years…

Anyone got any ideas?

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2 thoughts on “Mystery Cuckoo

  1. Troy Post author

    Hi Max, yeah the bill makes me think Horsfields, but the very light hint of eye stripe has me thinking Black-eared – there’s images on the net supporting both birds… but they’re possibly mis-identified. Too tired to keep at it tonight…

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