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Daintree River, North Queensland


Make Nikon D1X
Lens Nikkor AF VR 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6D   at 640 mm
Exposure 1/4000 s, f/5.6, ISO 400 
Image size 800 x 533 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Kleiner Bronzekuckuck Dutch  Kleine Bronskoekoek
Italian  Cuculo bronzeo minore Spanish  Cuclillo Menudo


This is the world's smallest cuckoo, at 17 grams and 6 in. As described by Austin, "It regularly invades the domed nests of wrens and fantails and then pushes its head through the far wall, lays its egg and then pushes on through and out. The dupe, who soon returns, repairs the ruptured wall and continues its interrupted incubation".

Austin Jr, O.L. (1961): Birds of the World, Golden Press, New York, p 152


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Little Bronze Cuckoo
Chrysococcyx minutillus
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Jean-Michel PAULUS