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SHINING BRONZE-CUCKOO (Chrysococcyx lucidus lucidus)
Biodiversity > Birds > Rare visitors and vagrants

Shining bronze cuckoo

Vagrant. 13 sets of records. One taken at sea 40 miles (64 km) east of Lord Howe Island in 1882 (Ramsay 1882; Hindwood 1940; AM O.18685). Eighteen specimens were collected by Roy Bell between 12 and 17 February 1915, following severe storms (Hindwood 1940; AMNH 626797–626814). Seen by Max Nicholls in May and early June 1944 (K.A. Hindwood papers, ML). One seen by D.M. Walker in February 1960 (McKean & Hindwood 1965). One seen by Norman Chaffer and Gary Sefton in February 1967 (N. Chaffer diaries, AM; K.A. Hindwood papers, ML). One found dead at the south end of the main Island by Dean Retmock, 17 March 1973 (Rogers 1974; AM O.44994). One found dead by an Island resident 26 February 1974 (Rogers 1975; AM O.44939). One seen by Glenn Holmes and Mike Carter at Little Island on 5 March 1986 (Cooper 1990; M.J. Carter in litt.). One seen by Hutton at the Meteorological Station near the Airstrip on 11 February 1989. One found dead by J. Denning and J. Hall in November 1993 (NSWBA data). Seen by Chris Lester in February 1998 (Lester 1998). Seen by Ian Harpley in early March 1999 (Birds Australia data). Seen by Richard Jordan on 29 December 1999 (Birding-Aus data). Seen by S. Bryant and M. Holdsworth at Mount Eliza in January 2001 (Birds Australia data).

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