Test your skills each month with MCCG’s Wildlife Identification Quiz!
You’ll find Know Your Wildlife towards the back of every month’s The Local Bulletin. Answers can be found by searching in the MCCG Catchment Field Guides.
Here is the May quiz:
Which of these birds is a brood parasite?
Photos by Ed Frazer
- Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina novaehollandiae)
- Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis)
- Brown Cuckoo-dove (Macropygia amboinensis)
The Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis) is a brood parasite – it lays its eggs in the nests of
flycatchers, fairy-wrens, scrubwrens and thornbills, particularly the Brown Thornbill, Acanthiza