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Fan-tailed Cuckoo

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Alternate name
Cacomantis flabelliformis  Scientific name 
Cuculiformes Order
Cuculidae Family   
Tropical mangrove, forest & shrubland up to 3,000m in:- Austrailia:- Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australian Northern Territory, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Austrailia,]   Fiji, [Indonesia:- (Mollucas:- Aru Islands,) (New Guinea - Irian Jaya)] [Melanesia:- New Caledonia, (Papua New Guinea:- Solomons archipelago,) Vanuatu,] Island of New Guinea, New Zealand, Habitat-Altitude-Range
Brood parasite. Clutch  
Insects, larvae. Food   Diet
1218 World Number
Least Concern Status


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Fan-tailed Cuckoo song
(Cacomantis flabelliformis)
Frank Lambert XC24664
29-07-2008, Papua New Guinea

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