Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Male, Singing, back
Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Male, head
Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Cuckoos (Cuculiformes)
Family: Cuckoo (Cuculidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis)
This Photo:     🔍Male, Cold, back🔎

Thank you Alan Melville & (BLawson) for confirming the id of this species for us

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
It was -2 deg C when this photo was taken
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills, the Flinders Ranges 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 © 2014-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 18-Jul-2014
This species is classed as NT (Near Threatened) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)