Scythrops novaehollandiae

Scythrops novaehollandiae

Scythrops novaehollandiae

(Channel-billed Cuckoo)

FAMILY

Cuculidae

Species

Scythrops novaehollandiae

Common name

Channel-billed Cuckoo

Main colour(s)

Grey and white

Distinctive feature

Large whitish bill and slow flight, body 62.5 cm long

Campus

Townsville

Description

A relatively large bird, this cuckoo has an average size of 62.5 cm long. Head is white, body grey with white markings and the underparts are whitish. The tail is white-grey with a black band near the tip. Legs and feet are dark grey, eyes are red and there is bare red-coloured skin extending from the eye to the large whitish bill. This cuckoo has a slow flight pattern and can be found in woodland on the campus.

Additional Photos

One channel bill