Black-eared Cuckoo

The Black-eared Cuckoo is a species of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family. It is found in Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea.

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The Black-eared 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 Black-eared Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx osculans) is a species of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family. It is found in Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Chrysococcyx osculans. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007. This Cuculiformes-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. More

The Black-eared Cuckoo is usually quiet, but in the breeding season the male calls to attract a female. The call is a piercing, drawn-out, slightly descending whistle repeated at regular intervals. More

The Black-eared Cuckoo is brown-grey on the head, neck and back, with a faint olive-bronze metallic sheen on the saddle of the back. The rump is pale, and the underparts are creamy-buff without the barring that is so distinctive on the other bronze-cuckoos, except on the outer feathers of the tail. The face is creamy-white, with a white eyebrow widening towards the neck, and below that an obvious black eye-stripe. The juvenile is like the adult, but paler. More

The Black-eared Cuckoo is usually seen singly, but occasionally in twos or small parties of up to six. Its general behaviour is much like that of other cuckoos, with males calling loudly from elevated or exposed perches during the breeding season, or engaged in noisy display chases, but quiet and unobtrusive at other times, perched quietly on a low branch or twig in a stunted tree (often a dead one) or a shrub. More

Pallid, Brush and Black-eared cuckoo were all recorded around the Shadehouse throughout January allowing good views and a few were trapped also allowing data to be collected. The long staying small Charadrius plover suspected to be a Semi-palmated Plover remained in its favoured spot at the sewage works coming to an uneasy alliance with the Black-fronted Dotterel. Stayed in its preferred spot until the mid February when it decided to explore the different settling ponds making it much harder to see. More

Order : Cuculiformes
Family : Cuculidae
Genus : Chrysococcyx
Species : osculans
Authority : (Gould, 1847)