We have over 140 species of bird that has visited the Parklands over the years – but we get very excited with the confirmed return of a bird that hasn’t been seen for a long time. This week we spotted a Fan-tailed Cuckoo!
A Fan-tailed Cuckoo
The fan-tailed cuckoo is a slender cuckoo and the adult bird is easily identified by a yellow eye ring (slightly greenish in young birds). It is found in Australia, Fiji, Indonesia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.
- Find out more on the Birds in Backyards website, including listening to its birdsong.
In Centennial Parklands…
It is listed on Ern Hoskin’s Bird List as an ‘infrequent visitor’, and was last recorded as being sighted in April 2012.
Here are some pics of our little feathery visitor:
Did you know?
In 1919, Centennial Park was formally listed as a sanctuary for birds and animals!
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