Family Cuculidae (Cuckoos)
The family Cuculidae are Parasitic Cuckoos - small to large, long-tailed birds with narrow wings and fast, undulating flight. They generally have repetitive calls with ventriloquial qualities. They lay their eggs in the nests of other birds species, which raise the Cuckoo chicks as their own - a process known as nest parasitism.
10 species photographed. See the Australian birds list.
Pheasant Coucal Centropus phasianinus
Eastern Koel Eudynamys orientalis
Channel-billed Cuckoo Scythrops novaehollandiae
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo Chalcites basalis
Black-eared Cuckoo Chalcites osculans
Shining Bronze-Cuckoo Chalcites lucidus
Little Bronze-Cuckoo Chalcites minutillus
Pallid Cuckoo Cacomantis pallidus
Fan-tailed Cuckoo Cacomantis flabelliformis
Brush Cuckoo Cacomantis variolosus