Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Rainbird

We thought the young bird squawking from 5 or earlier in the morning and all day was coming from  the currawong's nest ...until we seen the bird.  Strangest currawong ever! 

Looked it up in the australian bird book... think it is a Channel-Billed Cuckoo...also called rainbird or stormbird

They place their eggs in a currawong or crows nest...they migrate from New Guinea before the wet season and stay around till March. 

No wonder the local resident currawong looked like something wasn't right!

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