Spring is coming

Horsfield's Bronze-cuckoo

Horsfield’s Bronze-cuckoo

I think spring must be on its way here in South Australia.

After one of the wettest and coldest winters on record the sunny days have arrived.

And so have the cuckoos.

Over recent days we have had a Horsfield’s Bronze-cuckoo calling from various spots in our garden. This is always a good indicator that many of the other species are preparing to breed – or already have their nests ready for the spring breeding season.

The various cuckoos which visit our garden will lay their eggs in the nets of weebills, thornbills, honeyeaters and a range of other species as the opportunity arises.

Other species I have recorded over the years include:

  • Pallid cuckoo
  • Shining Bronze-cuckoo
  • Fan-tailed cuckoo
Horsfield's Bronze-cuckoo

Horsfield’s Bronze-cuckoo


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