Chrysococcyx basalis

Chrysococcyx basalis

Horsfield's bronze cuckoo

(Horsfield’s bronze cuckoo)

FAMILY

Cuculidae

Species

Chrysococcyx basalis

Common name

Horsfield’s bronze cuckoo

Main colour

Bronze

Distinctive feature

Prominent stripe over the eye, incomplete bars on underparts, body 15 cm long

Campus

Townsville

Description

This bird is usually found in savannah’s. This cuckoo is dull bronze in colour with a hint of green and brown, the underparts are whitish with dull bronze incomplete bars on either side, the tail is rusty-brown. Legs and feet grey, eyes red brown with a prominent stripe over the eye and the bill is dark. Photograph courtesy of Ian Montgomery, www.birdway.com.au