Quite a conk and quite a honk

They don't come much larger and louder than Channel-billed Cuckoo (Scythrops novaehollandiae), here high in a Mungalla Station paperbark and taking a break from feeding on figs.

No figs for this big-billed fisher, Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus), taking off from small pool at Tyto Wetlands and dwarfing Whiskered Terns.


Mr. Smiley said…
A wonderful look a this big bird. I used to see and hear more of them at Bawley Point, NSW than I do here in Kuranda.
Judith Gray said…
Great photo of the Chanel-billed Cuckoo! I haven't been able to get one of them sitting still here, as the crows do a good job of chasing them away as soon as they enter the area for obvious reasons. They are a magnificent looking bird.

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