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Black-eared Cuckoo

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Chrysococcyx osculans Scientific name 
Cuculiformes Order
Cuculidae Family   
19 - 20cm Length
Tropical dry forest, dry shrubland, in:- [Austrailia:- New South Wales, Australian Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Austrailia] Indonesia:- Lesser Sunda, (Mollucas:-Aru Islands)] (Irian Jaya - New Guinea)] [Melanesia:- Papua New Guinea] Island of New Guinea Habitat-Altitude-Range
Brood parasite. Clutch  
Insects, larvae, mainly caterpillars. Food   Diet
1230 World Number

Least Concern


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Black-eared Cuckoo call
(Chrysococcyx osculans)
Peter Woodall XC36432
25-06-2009, Australia

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