Chrysococcyx minutillus

Chrysococcyx minutillus

Chrysococcyx minutillus

(Little Bronze Cuckoo)

FAMILY

Cuculidae

Species

Chrysococcyx minutillus

Common name

Little Bronze Cuckoo

Main colour

Dull green-bronze

Distinctive feature

Dull green-bronze back, complete coppery-brown bars on underparts, 15 cm long

Campus

Townsville

Description

This small cuckoo about 15 cm long is found chiefly in monsoon forest such as occur in the Townsville area. The back and head are dull greenish-bronze, underparts have complete coppery-brown bars. Legs and feet are dark grey, eyes are red in the male and brown in the female, bill dark.