Mobirise

Fan-tailed Cuckoo Gallery

Cacomantis flabelliformis
Always seen around Wombolly, and if not seen, then their slightly mournful, vibrating whistle is often heard.  

In the Spring of 2015 a, presumably, male bird spent a couple of weeks near the house, feeding a, presumably, female Fantail Cuckoo caterpillars and grubs.  Interesting?  Well, in all the information found on the web, there seems to be no mention of this, presumably, courting habit.  

Initial reaction was to assme it's a female feeding its young, but as this bird is parasitic and lays a single egg in the nest of another species of bird (perhaps Wrens, Thornbills and the like)  and then leaves it to the host birds to raise, that's not likely.  Click on images to enlarge.

Mobirise


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Mobirise