Cacomantis flabelliformis

Cacomantis flabelliformis

Cacomantis flabelliformis

(Fan-tailed Cuckoo)

FAMILY

Cuculidae

Species

Cacomantis flabelliformis

Common name

Fan-tailed Cuckoo

Main colour(s)

Bluish-grey with cinnamon-rufous underparts

Distinctive feature

Tail with prominent white markings, 25 cm long

Campus

Townsville

Description

This cuckoo about 25 cm long has a bluish-grey head and upper back with underparts cinnamon rufous to yellowish in colour. The tail is dark grey with prominent white markings. Legs and feet are dull yellow, eyes brown with yellow eyelids, bill dark.