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Location

Daintree River, North Queensland
Australia

Metadata

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

Order  Cuculiformes   Family  Cuculidae

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

Comments

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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    30/04/2002

Little Bronze Cuckoo
Chrysococcyx minutillus
Coucou menu

Jean-Michel PAULUS