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2009-10-12 12-44-24 Channel-billed Cuckoo juvenile  - IMG_3292 | by Degilbo on flickr
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2009-10-12 12-44-24 Channel-billed Cuckoo juvenile - IMG_3292

Channel-billed Cuckoo (Scythrops novaehollandiae). Shy birds, channel-billed cuckoos roost and feed high in the treetops. Recognisable by their toucan-like bill, they grow to 67cm. Like most cuckoos, they lay their eggs in the nests of other birds (e.g. currawongs, magpies, crows), which then raise the cuckoo chicks. A summer visitor from Indonesia and New Guinea, the channel-billed cuckoo arrives in northern and eastern Australia around August-September, and departs March-April. Source: www.animalpicturesarchive.com/view.php?tid=3&did=28928

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Taken on October 12, 2009