Image: Pheasant Coucal, juvenile

Pheasant Coucal, juvenile

Pheasant Coucal, Centropus phasianinus, juvenile, perched on low shrub.

D Whitford
© Australian Museum

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Tags pheasant coucal, ground-dwelling, cuckoo, birds, identification,

1 comment

lynetteseymour - 8.09 PM, 04 September 2011
Quite by surprise i found one of these juvenile pheasant coucals in a callistomon tree in my backyard in Katherine, NT. I had some idea what it was but had not actually seen a juvenile before but had plenty of time to observe this marvelous creature. Unfortunately by the time i got my camera it was racing across my back lawn. This is the second time it has been sighted in the last week, 3 Sept 2011, the previous time by my partner who doesn't follow birds!!!

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