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Horsfield's Bronze-cuckoo (juvenile)

Chalcites basalis


This lovely little bird is distinguished by its green and bronze iridescent colouring on its back and incomplete brown barring from neck to tail. What distinguishes the Horsfield’s Bronze-cuckoo from other bronze cuckoos is its white eyebrow and brown eye stripe (Wiki). [A juvenile has] no bars on front but rufous in tail is diagnostic. ( - see pic 3


Hanging about in the backyard.


My second time I have ever seen this species! First time was five days ago - at a different location and it was an adult :) Reference: Reference:

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Western Australia, Australia

Spotted on Oct 22, 2015
Submitted on Oct 22, 2015

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