Male, white patch on nape
|Class:||Animal (Animalia) - Chordate (Chordata) - Bird (Aves)|
|Species:||Pallid Cuckoo (Cacomantis pallidus)|
|This Photo:||Male, head|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
When we first spotted this on Ellura we weren't sure what it was. Having only recently discovered a Black-eared cuckoo it looked very similar, but way too big.
It has a dark striped through the eye and no barring on the breast. Grey / brown back and a similar tail to the Fan-tail cuckoo.
Males are grey, with no barring. Females are rufous and can be barred. I suspect she'll look like a completely different species.