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Golden Bronze Cuckoo

Chrysococcyx ludicus plagosus


this little one had a black and white striped breast, greenish coloured wing feathers and a brown head.


Path beside a river along mixed habitat, of mangroves, rainforest & open grassland.


Not 100% certain this is a Golden Bronze Cuccoo, Chrysococcyx ludicus plagosus. I looked through the books of Australian birds and this was the only one I found with a crosswise black and white stripped chest. Would love some confirmation. Photo not so good, but I was intrigued by this bird and it only stayed a very short time.

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New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Sep 16, 2014
Submitted on Oct 1, 2014

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