On the first of our camping trips, last year, I spotted this Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo.
Another first for me, not having seen one before.
Lucky I took the photos (Nikon D3000), for it was not about the next day.
Sized around 17cm, this Australian cuckoo has awesome metallic colouring. It parasites the dome-shaped nests of the fairywren and thornbill, laying just one egg.
Thanks for looking.