Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo

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The Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx basalis) is a species of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family, found from Australia to South-east Asia. The species was previously known by the scientific name of Chalcites basalis. Photographed at Capertee Valley, NSW, Australia Media - Play soundHorsfield's bronze-cuckoo audio08.ogg Typical call, SE Queensland, Australia References - * BirdLife International 2004. Chrysococcyx basalis. More

Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo is an olive-brown above with pale scaling and a bronze to green sheen on the back and upper tail. It has a prominent dark-brown eyestripe, with a contrasting white eyebrow stripe above, with both curving down the sides of the neck. The throat is white with fine dark mottling.The underbody is white to cream with dark-brown barring at the sides, with the bars joining in the middle on the upper breast only. More

We have had a few sightings of Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoos, first at the farm where we lived until 2006, 20 km south of Narrabri, New South Wales, in 2004. In October 2005 there was another one. Starting in September 2007, a Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo declared the trees around our house 20 km east of Narrabri its home for the breeding season. After their summer migration, a Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo returned to our area in early October 2008. More

buff-rumped thornbill chicks, (D) Horsfield's bronze-cuckoos laid in a superb fairy-wren nest, but cross-fostered to buff-rumped thornbills prior to hatching . DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2008.00405.x. "Remarkably, they make the same begging call as the chicks of whichever host rears them, even though they never actually hear the host chicks," Langmore reports. More

A Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx basalis), photographed in the Binya State Forest, NSW. EXIF: Canon EOS 50D : 1/500 sec : f/6.3 : 400 mm : ISO 125 Categories: Photoblogs.org - The Photoblogging Resource View My Profile coolphotoblogs.com Birding Top 500 Counter VFXY Photos Vazaar photo blogs, top photoblogs 3761243 visitors | 1000 photos | RSS 2. More

Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo ( Chalites basalis ) Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo Photo by Geoffrey Dabb Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo Photo by Geoffrey Dabb Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo Photo by Anthony Overs Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo Photo by Harvey Perkins Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo Photo by David Cook Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo Photo by David Cook Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo Photo by Lindsay Hansch Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo More

Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo Chrysococcyx basalis = Described by: Horsfield (1821) Alternate common name(s): Horsfield's Bronze Cuckoo, Bronze Cuckoo, Rufous-tailed Bronze-Cuckoo, Narrow-billed Bronze-Cuckoo, Australian Cuckoo Old scientific name(s): Chalcites basalis Photographs Newhaven, Northern Territory, Australia - Sep, 2004 More

* Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo Adult resting on branch. Newhaven Reserve, Northern Territory, Australia Tom Tarrant 28 September 2004 1 year ago 3 Sounds 2 recordings * Probably same bird calling as one recorded in November 2008, call similar to Australasian Pipit's. More

Horsfield's bronze-cuckoo chicks to starve in 40 percent of cases. The superb fairy-wren is a favorite host species for this cuckoo. Rebecca Kilner, from Cambridge University in England, was among the scientists who studied the relationship between the two birds. She said: "While many host birds are very good at spotting cuckoo eggs in nests, we never came across a case where a superb fairy-wren recognized this cuckoo's eggs. More

Order : Cuculiformes
Family : Cuculidae
Genus : Chrysococcyx
Species : basalis
Authority : (Horsfield, 1821)