Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Male, front
Ellura
Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Male, ventral
 
    
Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Cuckoos (Cuculiformes)
Family: Cuckoo (Cuculidae)
Species: Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis)
This Photo:     Male, Singing, ventral

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), in the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
The chestnut breast is more obvious than the fanned tail. Grey back and wings. Similar to Grey shrike-thrush from behind.
The eye ring is difficult to see.
Very pretty up close, plain from a distance.

Copyright © 2014- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 18-Jul-2014
This species is classed as NT (Near Threatened) in the Murray Mallee, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)