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A photo of a Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis)
Fan-tailed Cuckoo

Fan-tailed Cuckoo

Cacomantis flabelliformis

The fan-tailed cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis) is a species of cuckoo in the family Cuculidae. It is found in Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. The fan-tailed cuckoo is about 25–27 cm long. The fan-tailed cuckoo has a slate-grey head, back and wings, rufous underparts and barred black and white tail. Its eye is surrounded by a yellow orbital eye ring which helps to distinguish it from the smaller and paler brush cuckoo (C. variolosus) and the also smaller chestnut-breasted cuckoo (C. castaneiventris).
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