Chrysococcyx lucidus

Shining Bronze Cuckoo - this is the worlds smallest cuckoo being only 15 to 17 cm in length. It has a striking metallic green upper parts. It will parasitise a nest laying one egg for the host to look after! A summer visitor to Eastern Australia. I came across this little cuckoo at Mon Repos Bundaberg Australia

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