This is a specimen of a bird called Horsfield’s Bronze Cuckoo.Holding it up to the light, the iridescent greenish bronze colour is still visible on the feathers of the bird’s back. The undertail is grey with brown and white barring at the tip and sides. They inhabit a wide variety of lightly wooded habitats, where they often perch on a fence-post or exposed branch of a shrub, calling throughout the day and sometimes at night. Your support makes a real difference. It is also larger (19 cm - 20 cm) and has a different call. Note the clear patch on the belly (broken horizontal lines) of this cuckoo, one of its key identifying features. Video: Horsfields Bronze Cuckoo calling (10Mb) Male, front. Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo is an olive-brown above with pale scaling and a bronze to green sheen on the back and upper tail. Host species include fairy-wrens and thornbills. Join as a member, volunteer, make a donation or a bequest. Please choose your image type and size from the dropdown menus above and add to your cart. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.hobcuc1.01 Sized around 17cm, this Australian cuckoo has awesome metallic colouring. Otherwise, the female cuckoo removes one of the host's eggs, or the newly hatched young cuckoo ejects the eggs or nestlings of the host. Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo is similar to the Gould's, Shining and Little Bronze-Cuckoos, but these all have distinctive barring right up the throat; The Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo's throat is mottled or plain and the barring of the underbody is incomplete. PDF | On Apr 4, 2019, Gokulakrishnan G Birds and others published Horsfields-Bronze-Cuckoo(1) | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate Scientific Name: Chrysococcyx basalis Malay Name: Sewah-Kilat Australia Chinese Name: 霍氏金鹃 Range: Breeds in Australia with some population dispersing northwards during the southern hemisphere winter to Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Peninsula Malaysia and Singapore. On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me – four finches being cheeky! The Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo appears rather similar, but has a prominent white eyebrow and a rufous patch on its tail. After that, the host bears the entire time and effort of rearing the young cuckoo. Want to know all about our native birds? In Western Australia, some populations of Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoos may have declined because their host populations have declined where land has been cleared for wheat. Description Additional information Reviews (0) Description. There are three breeding records of dependent young in late January in 1985 and 1986. The persistent, descending whistled call of the Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo is heard throughout most of Australia. The host parents incubate the cuckoo egg and feed the young, up to several weeks after it fledges. Systematics and taxonomy of Australian birds.CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia. Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo is an olive-brown above with pale scaling and a bronze to green sheen on the back and upper tail. The tail is edged rufous (orange-brown) and the undertail is rufous when spread. The Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo is classified as Least Concern. Descending, high-pitched whistle:'fee-ew' or 'tseeeeuw'. It’s great to do some hands on research from time to time. It usually parasitises bird species that build dome nests such as fairy-wrens and thornbills, but may also parasitise the open cup nests of other species, such as the White-fronted Chat. It is also found from the Malay Peninsula to the lesser Sundas, Indonesia and, rarely, Aru Island and southern New Guinea. Explore, learn, discover and enjoy Australia’s most comprehensive bird resource. Lucky I took the photos (Nikon D3000), for it was not about the next day. Horsfield's Bronze Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx basalis) bird call sounds on dibird.com. Coucou de Horsfield, Cuclillo de Horsfield, Rotschwanzkuckuck, Horsfield-rézkakukk, Horsfield Bronskoekoek, Cuculo bronzeo di Horsfield, Horsfields glansgök, 9/22 - Image Fan-tailed_Cuckoo_0002 . The Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo is found in many wooded habitats (such as open and dry woodland and forest) with a range of understoreys from grasses to shrubs or heath. There are many ways for keen bird lovers to get involved. We are also the meeting ground for everyone with an interest in birds from the curious backyard observer to the dedicated research scientist. Dorsal view of a juvenile Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo - this bird was found being fed by a female Rufous Songlark; if our idenfication of the adult bird is correct, this is the first documented case of an Horsfield Bronze-Cuckoo hosting on Rufous Songlarks (click on image to see an adult Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo that was found at the same time and location) Calling is most common in spring and summer, but also occurs in other seasons. Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo is similar to the Gould's, Shining and Little Bronze-Cuckoos, but these all have distinctive barring right up the throat; The Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo's throat is mottled or plain and the barring of the underbody is incomplete. This Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo was filmed in early September 2017 in Richmond Lowlands, NSW. By joining the biggest community of bird lovers in Australia, you can help us make a positive impact on the future of our native birdlife. Horsfield's Bronze Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx basalis) is a species of bird in the Cuculidae family. There’s a bird skin in the collection that I’ve been looking at recently. © 2020 Australian Bird Study Association. Our policies, submissions and campaigns make us the leading voice for Australia’s birds by influencing decision makers and stakeholders. The Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx basalis) is a species of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family, … Found in farmland with some trees, orchards, vineyards and urban parks and gardens. Christidis, L.; Boles, W. E. 2008. Research, monitoring and evaluation underpin all our efforts. While we have heard them occasionally before now, we … May, June, July and August), the Horsfield’s Bronze Cuckoo migrates from Australia to Indonesia. The female lays one egg in the host's nest. Click for call BirdLife Australia has a long and proud history of excellence in publishing. It usually parasitises bird species that build dome nests such as fairy-wrens and thornbills, but may also parasitise the open cup nests of other species, such as the White-fronted Chat. Horsfield's Bronze Cuckoo_DSC8553 quantity. Facebook; Twitter; Whatsapp; Mail; Whatsapp; Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo . Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx basalis), version 1.0. There are many ways you can help us help our native birds. The Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx basalis) is a cuckoo that was previously known by the scientific name of Chalcites basalis. Horsfield's Bronze Cuckoo, like most other cuckoos in Australia, deposits its eggs in the nests of unwitting host species. The Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo is found in many wooded habitats (such as open and dry woodland and forest) with a range of understoreys from grasses to shrubs or heath. Foster dad (Superb Fairy-Wren) feeding a juvenile cuckoo. Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo is a nest parasite, like many other cuckoos. Please visit the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Birds of the World website, where the HBW Alive content has been incorporated. BR=56. White Library is the most comprehensive ornithological library in Australia, containing thousands of books, journals, and media about birds and related topics. : 342 Band size: 03 Morphometrics: Adult Male Adult Female THL: Wing: 97 – 108mm 95 – 108 mm Tail: 64 – 75 mm 63 – 76 mm Weight: 17 – 30 g 20 – 32 g Ageing: Juvenile lacks barring on undersides, but … We hold regular events and activities throughout the year and some have been taking place for decades. Search our listing to find the next opportunity to see your favourite birds nearby and interstate. We always need more citizen scientists. The female lays one egg in the host's nest. Horsfield's-Bronze-Cuckoo-27-10-2019-Veronica-DSCN0346 Horsfield's-Bronze-Cuckoo-01-01-2019 Hello FOLKC! 7/22 - Image Horsfields_Bronze_Cuckoo_0002 . 2/8 - Image Horsfields_Bronze_Cuckoo_0002 3/8 - Image Horsfields_Bronze_Cuckoo_0003 4/8 - Image Horsfields_Bronze_Cuckoo_0004 Foreign names . It has a prominent dark-brown eyestripe, with a contrasting white eyebrow stripe above, with both curving down the sides of the neck. The H.L. Widespread in the Northern Territory and Western Australia except in the most arid areas (also found on Ashmore Reef). Often perches prominently on top of a shrub or tree, and calls repeatedly with a loud piercing descending whistle. Our members' magazine, journals, newsletters, and reports are all world-class. The Horsfield's Bronze Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx basalis) is a species of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family, found from Australia to South-east Asia. It doesn’t matter what your interest in birds is or how much you know about them, your membership will offer you the opportunity to increase your awareness and enjoyment. Are there any distinctive features about the bird? Olive-brown above. BirdLife Australia is dedicated to creating a bright future for Australia’s birds. It has a prominent dark-brown eyestripe, with a contrasting white eyebrow stripe above, with both curving down the sides of the neck. Visit BirdLife Australia’s stunning conservation reserves and sanctuaries overflowing with native birdlife and other incredible flora and fauna. Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo feeds mostly on insects and their larvae, especially hairy caterpillars, although it may sometimes eat plant matter. The dark eyestripe combined with white eyebrow extending to neck also distinguishes it from other bronze-cuckoos. Juveniles are similar but duller with faint or no barring on sides of body. Found in farmland with some trees, orchards, vineyards and urban parks and gardens. Caterpillars are a favourite food for birds LINK.. In Australia, Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo is found in all regions, including some islands. The members of BirdLife Australia, along with our supporters and partners, have been powerful advocates for native birds and the conservation of their habitats since 1901. The species is a partial migrant, oving to breeding areas in south-eastern Australia during winter and spring and leaving in late autumn. Free postage within Australia for all standard orders! Injured Native Birds Contact: ACT: ACT Wildlife 0432 300 033 NSW: Wildcare 6299 1966 Banded Native Birds: Instructions if you find a dead bird: Instructions Our education programs share knowledge and experience in a friendly hands-on environment with staff and volunteers that know and love Australia's birds and their habitats. Taxonomic note Chalcites basalis (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) was previously placed in the genus Chrysococcyx.. Taxonomic source(s) Christidis, L. and Boles, W.E. 10/22 - Image Rufous_Fantail_0001 . The undertail is grey with brown and white barring at the tip and sides. Throat is white with fine dark mottling. Although birds are usually quite easy to see, often they are more difficult to identify. The dark eyestripe combined with white eyebrow extending to neck also distinguishes it from other bronze-cuckoos. You will discover the remarkable variety of birds that occur across Australia. Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. 11/22 - Image Chestnut-crowned_Babbler_0001 . Please Note: The articles or images on this page are the sole property of the authors or photographers. Subspecific information monotypic species. It is also larger (19 cm - 20 cm) and has a different call. R=83. This egg can sometimes resemble the host's eggs in markings, but not necessarily. Because the young of Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo are difficult to distinguish from those of Shining Bronze-Cuckoos, there is some doubt about the accuracy of these particular sightings. With stunning images of featured species and some recordings of their songs and calls, you are sure to find that mystery bird, or learn more about species you already know. Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo Chalcites basalis Species No. Sometimes found near clearings and in recently logged or burnt forests. It is also found from the Malay Peninsula to the lesser Sundas, Indonesia and, rarely, Aru Island and southern New Guinea. Join our community of dedicated volunteers that help monitor and collect important data on Australia’s birds. Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo’s are brood or nest parasites, in other words they lay their eggs in another species nest and let them incubate the eggs and raise the young. @ShireJewels @ShorebirdOrg @WaderStudy @waderquest @EAAFP @GlobalFlyway @ForWaders wow these are gorgeous! Horsfield's Bronze-cuckoo (Chalcites basalis) | HBW Alive HBW Alive will end its services on 11 May 2020 and the website will be closed definitively. Breeding in Australasia: Australia; can be seen in 9 countries. It is widespread on the eastern side of the Great Dividing Range in Queensland, and is found down through New South Wales and Victoria to Tasmania and South Australia, but not on the Nullarbor Plain. Very similar to Shining Bronze Cuckoo, but the Horsfields' bars don't meet at the front. Visit us in Sydney Olympic Park where you can learn about, see and engage with Australian birds up close and personal. It has a prominent dark-brown eyestripe, with a contrasting white eyebrow stripe above, with both curving down the sides of the neck. Find places to watch birds in their native habitat. The Shining Bronze-Cuckoo is distinguishable from Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo, Chalcites basalis, which has a prominent white eyebrow and a contrasting dark eye stripe, incomplete bars on its underparts and it has a reddish colour under the tail. It forages on the ground and in trees, and may sometimes feed in the air on caterpillars lowering themselves to the ground by sticky threads. Its range includes Australia to South-east Asia. Male, front. July to February in south; all months except April and July in north. 12/22 - Image Golden_Whistler_0002 . It also usually removes one already laid by the conscript foster parent at the same time. Sometimes found near clearings and in recently logged or burnt forests. You can participate and share in activities and projects with local experts all over Australia. We have a long history of expertise in the science of bird conservation. Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo is an olive-brown above with pale scaling and a bronze to green sheen on the back and upper tail. The Little Bronze-Cuckoo can be distinguished by its bright red eye-ring. 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. The host parents incubate the cuckoo egg and feed the young, up to several weeks after it fledges. Explore our vital programs, which focus conservation efforts on what needs to be done so that Australia's birds and their habitats flourish. Resident in northern Australia. If the egg is laid before those of the host, the host bird may build over or abandon the cuckoo egg. A small greenish bird with a barred chest and tail, and a dark stripe through the eye that droops down across the cheek. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). It forages on the ground and in trees, and may sometimes feed in the air on caterpillars lowering themselves to the ground by sticky threads. Add to cart Go back . In Australia, Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo is found in all regions, including some islands. Posted Sun 3 Jul 2016, 10:06am Updated Sun 3 Jul 2016, 10:06am Share. where are they being sent to? Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo feeds mostly on insects and their larvae, especially hairy caterpillars, although it may sometimes eat plant matter. website: BKA+DBKA+D The best place to look for it is here. You may have had the briefest glimpse or heard a snatch of its song, or perhaps it was a bird you have never seen before. We are the Australian partner of BirdLife International, Key Biodiversity Areas: Nature's Hotspots, 2019 BirdLife Photography Biennial Conference. It has a prominent dark-brown eyestripe, with a contrasting white eyebrow stripe above, with both curving down the sides of the neck. It is widespread on the eastern side of the Great Dividing Range in Queensland, and is found down through New South Wales and Victoria to Tasmania and South Australia, but not on the Nullarbor Plain. On the first of our camping trips, last year, I spotted this Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo. Get involved by helping us gather and share information about your local birdlife. 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. … Chan Yoke Meng’s images of the Horsfield’s Bronze Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx basalis) manipulating a caterpillar were photographed at Punggol Barat.This rare winter visitor flies in from Australia during the southern winter months of May to August. The species was previously known by the scientific name of Chalcites basalis . The tail is edged rufous (orange-brown) and the undertail is rufous when spread. Otherwise, the female cuckoo removes one of the host's eggs, or the newly hatched young cuckoo ejects the eggs or nestlings of the host. Being a cuckoo, this species lays its eggs in the nests of other species, and its presence often generates irate alarm calls of potential hosts. : Markings: obvious streaks, spots and/or showy, Field guide to the birds of Australia, 6th Edition, Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds, Volume 4 {(Parrots} to Dollarbird), Your Garden: How to make it a safe haven for birds, Other Areas Nearby: improving the landscape for birds. Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoos are found over most of Australia and Tasmania and also some outlying islands. Small bird, up to 18 cm. If the egg is laid before those of the host, the host bird may build over or abandon the cuckoo egg. The similarly patterned Black-eared Cuckoo can be distinguished by its broader, black eyestripe, a lack of rufous in the tail and no barring on the underbody. Juveniles are similar but duller with faint or no barring on sides of body. Both these species have a descending call, while the call of the Shining Bronze-Cuckoo is ascending. This egg can sometimes resemble the host's eggs in markings, but not necessarily. 8/22 - Image Fan-tailed_Cuckoo_0001 . The green back is also duller, but that's hard to compare without seeing both. Find these gorgeous little fel… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…. Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo is a nest parasite, like many other cuckoos. Dark brown eyestripe, with white eyebrown stripe above and both curve down the sides of the neck. Young birds can be almost unbarred and may appear similar to the grayer Black-eared Cuckoo. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo. In southern Australia they are generally regarded … Also: 'chirrup' like sparrow or pipit. We found it on 14 June 2009 at Tuas Grassland which is located at the western end of Singapore. Another first for me, not having seen one before. Discover and identify the urban birds in your backyard. Underbody is white to cream with dark brown barring at the sides, with the bars joining in the middle on the upper breast only. The similarly patterned Black-eared Cuckoo can be distinguished by its broader, black eyestripe, a lack of rufous in the tail and no barring on the underbody. 2008. Cuckoos are very noisy during the breeding season but are mainly silent at other times of the year. Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo is an olive-brown above with pale scaling and a bronze to green sheen on the back and upper tail. The males have orange / brown eyes, while the females have off-white eyes. Widespread in the Northern Territory and Western Australia except in the most arid areas (also found on Ashmore Reef). Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek (FOLKC) was incorporated in April 2001 and held its first planting on 3rd June 2001. 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