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Little Bronze-Cuckoo

(Chalcites [Chrysococcyx] minutillus)
Alternate name(s): "Rufous-breasted Bronze-Cuckoo"; race russatus: "Gould's Bronze-Cuckoo"
Size: 14-15 cm
Weight: 15-20 g

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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 Little Bronze-Cuckoo at Wikipedia .

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Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "minutillus"

ADULT

MALE

Frontal view of a male Little Bronze-Cuckoo; note the red eye-ring (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Rapid Creek, Darwin, NT, June 2018]

Near-lateral view of a male Little Bronze-Cuckoo (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[McMinns Lagoon, near Darwin, NT, September 2018]

Near-lateral view of a male Little Bronze-Cuckoo with its tail fanned
[Fogg Dam CR, NT, August 2014]

Lateral view of a male Little Bronze-Cuckoo (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Rapid Creek, Darwin, NT, June 2018]

Near-dorsal view of a male Little Bronze-Cuckoo (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Rapid Creek, Darwin, NT, June 2018]

Near-dorsal view of a male Little Bronze-Cuckoo
[Fogg Dam CR, NT, August 2014]

Dorsal view of a male Little Bronze-Cuckoo, with its head turned, thereby showing clearly the characteristic red eye-ring
(photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, July 2013]

Close-up ventral view of a male Little Bronze-Cuckoo (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[McMinns Lagoon, near Darwin, NT, September 2018]

FEMALE

Frontal view of a female Little Bronze-Cuckoo; note the grey eye-ring
[Fogg Dam CR, NT, August 2014]

Lateral view of a female Little Bronze-Cuckoo (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, July 2012]

Lateral view of a female Little Bronze-Cuckoo
[Fogg Dam CR, NT, August 2014]

Race "barnardi"

ADULT

MALE

Close-up lateral portrait of a male Little Bronze-Cuckoo (photo courtesy of R. Russell)
[Mount Molloy, QLD, July 2007]

Near-dorsal view of a male Little Bronze-Cuckoo in dense bushland
[Wetlands of Capricorn Resort, Yeppoon, QLD, July 2009; see credits page for details]

Race "russatus" ("Gould's Bronze-Cuckoo")

ADULT

MALE

Frontal view of a male Little Bronze-Cuckoo, race "russatus"; note the red eye-rings and the russet breast
(photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Daintree River, QLD, July 2018]

Dorsal view of a male Little Bronze-Cuckoo, race "russatus" (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Daintree River, QLD, July 2018]

FEMALE

Lateral view of a female Little Bronze-Cuckoo, race "russatus" (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Cairns, QLD, June 2013]

Behaviour

Social behaviour: ? Mobility: Migratory Elementary unit: Solitary

Food, Diet

Like most other small cuckoos, Little Bronze-Cuckoos are insect hunters. They take their prey from foliage and from the ground.

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