Shining Bronze-Cuckoo

Chalcites lucidus

Shining Bronze-Cuckoos prefer denser forest and woodland habitats than their close relative, the Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo. They are most numerous in October but are almost absent from April to July.

Like other cuckoo species in the ACT, there appears to have been a significant decline in numbers over the 27 year period of the survey. Shining Bronze-Cuckoo numbers have varied markedly over the survey period. R=87. BR=80.