Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Female, front
Ellura
Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Female, back
 
    
Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Chordate (Chordata) - Bird (Aves)
Order: Cuckoo (Cuculiformes)
Family: Cuckoo (Cuculidae)
Species: Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis)
This Photo:     Female, profile

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee) & in the Adelaide Hills
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 © 2012- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 15-Jun-2012
This species is classed as NT (Near Threatened) in the Murray Mallee, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)