Sunday, January 12, 2014

Pallid Cuckoos uncommon sightings


Uncommon sightings close together along Orient Station road today, two immature Pallid Cuckoos (Cacomantis pallidus), only one of which sat up nicely on a post. The other, a lighter coloured bird that would not sit for the camera, begged without success from a White-breasted Woodswallow, clearly one of the four put-upon parents. 

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