ave pequeña de color marron con cola larga con tres bandas transversales de color blanco
ave mediana de color negro con pico corto y grueso de la base
Just heard my first shining Cuckoo of the year here on the outskirts of Dargaville
Heard, then seen. First one we've heard here this season. At one point a nearby starling seemed to imitate the call, with the cuckoo calling immediately after.
Made its way across our yard then carried on towards the Northwest.
The cuckoos are a family, Cuculidae, of near passerine birds, named for the Common Cuckoo of Europe. The order Cuculiformes, in addition to the cuckoos, also includes the turacos (family Musophagidae, sometimes treated as a separate order, Musophagiformes). Some zoologists and taxonomists have also included the unique Hoatzin in the Cuculiformes, but its taxonomy remains in dispute. The cuckoo family, in addition to those species named as such, also includes the roadrunners, koels, malkohas, couas, coucals...