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Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo

(Cacomantis castaneiventris)
Size: 23-25 cm
Weight: 34 g (average)

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "castaneiventris"

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Frontal view of a juvenile Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo; note the plain pale-brown front (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Iron Range NP, Cape York peninsula, QLD, August 2019]

Dorsal view of a juvenile Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo fanning its tail and wings; note the dark-chestnut back
(photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Iron Range NP, Cape York peninsula, QLD, August 2019]

Behaviour

Chestnut-breasted Cuckoos are known to host, amongst others, on Tropical Scrubwrens and Lovely Fairy-wrens.

Juvenile Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo with one of its "foster parents", a Tropical Scrubwren (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Iron Range NP, Cape York peninsula, QLD, August 2019]

Juvenile Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo being fed by one of its "foster parents", a Tropical Scrubwren (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Iron Range NP, Cape York peninsula, QLD, August 2019]

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