Cacomantis variolosus

Cacomantis variolosus

Cacomantis variolosus

(Brush Cuckoo)

FAMILY

Cuculidae

Species

Cacomantis variolosus

Common name

Brush Cuckoo

Main colour(s)

Brown and buff

Distinctive feature

Pale brown with grey head, body 22.5 cm long

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

This cuckoo about 22.5 cm long has a grey head and nape with the remainder of the body pale brown with underparts buff-coloured, the tail has a white tip and it is notched with white on the edge. Legs are brown, feet yellowish, eyes dark ringed with white, bill is dark.