The Shining bronze cuckoo is widespread in Australia but avoids the arid centre. So called due to its vivid iridescent green plumage. In southern Australia, such as Canberra, where these birds were filmed, this species is migratory and avoids the colder months. Often found with the Horsfield's Bronze Cuckoo see: vimeo.com/106362212
The Black-eared Cuckoo is a somewhat elusive bird found over most of Australia apart form the more humid east coast and southwest WA. One turning up in a north Canberra park where it was feasting on beetle larvae infesting an Elm tree.
The Brush Cuckoo is endemic to northern and eastern Australia where it can be found in the canopy or dense undergrowth of woodland and forest including dense rainforest. Very much a summer visitor in southern Australia. Here we see a male bird give its characteristic call. Overlaps with the very similar Fan-tailed Cuckoo, in the coast and ranges of eastern Australia. However call of the Fan-tailed Cuckoo is quite different - see vimeo.com/70917887.
Filmed in Mulligan's Flat nature reserve mulligansflat.org.au/ on the northern outskirts of Canberra, Australia
In Australia the Brush Cuckoo can be found in northern and eastern Australia. It is a fairly uncommon summer breeding migrant in the southeast part of its range. Here a bird is filmed in sub-alpine forest in the mountains to the south of Canberra. Similar but smaller than its more often encountered relative the Fan-tailed Cuckoo: vimeo.com/70917887