Genus Cacomantis


Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo - The Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo is a species of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family. It is found in Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

Fan-tailed Cuckoo - Its natural habitats are temperate forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, subtropical or tropical moist montanes, paddocks, orchards and gardens. The Australian range is from Cape York in Queensland following the coast south to Shark Bay in Western Australia. Along the west coast, its range extends no more than 1000km inland. In South Australia the range is along the coast except in the south-east corner around Mount Gambier and the Eyre Peninsula. It also inhabits Tasmania.


Heinrich's Brush Cuckoo - Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montanes. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Plaintive Cuckoo - It is a fairly small cuckoo, 21-23.5 centimetres long. The adult male is grey-brown above and orange below with a grey head, throat and upper breast. There are white tips to the tail feathers. The legs and feet are yellow, the eye is red and the bill is black above and yellow below. The adult female is sometimes similar to the male but often occurs in a "hepatic" morph. This form is reddish-brown above with dark bars. The underparts are paler with fainter barring. There is a pale stripe over the eye and the tail has dark bars along its whole length. Juvenile birds are similar to hepatic females but are paler and have dark streaks rather than bars on the crown and throat.


Grey-bellied Cuckoo - It breeds in tropical southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka to south China and Indonesia. It is a short-distance migrant, since birds at more northerly latitudes and on higher ground are summer visitors, leaving for warmer areas in winter.


Banded Bay Cuckoo - The Banded Bay Cuckoo or Bay-banded Cuckoo is a species of small cuckoo found in South Asia and Southeast Asia. Like others in the genus they have a round nostril. They are usually founded in well wooded areas mainly in the lower hills. Males sing from exposed branches during the breeding season, which can vary with region. They are distinctive both in their calls as well as plumage with a white eye-browed appearance and the rufous upperparts with regular dark bands and the whitish underside with fine striations.


Brush Cuckoo - The Brush Cuckoo is native to the east coast of Australia and northern New Guinea. It is grey-brown with a buff breast and its call is very familiar of the Australian bush.

Order : Cuculiformes
Family : Cuculidae
Genus : Cacomantis