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Brush Cuckoo Cacomantis variolosus

Described by: Vigors; Horsfield (1827)
Alternate common name(s): Fan-tailed Cuckoo, Grey-breasted Brush-cuckoo, Gray-breasted Brush-cuckoo, Rusty-breasted Cuckoo, Indonesian Cuckoo, Gray-headed Cuckoo, Grey-headed Cuckoo
Old scientific name(s): Cuculus variolosus


Dayboro, Queensland, Australia - Jan, 2003 © Tom Tarrant  Dayboro, Queensland, Australia - Jan, 2003 © Tom Tarrant  Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - 2010 © Hans&Judy Beste  Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - 2010 © Hans&Judy Beste  Hamut Camp, Luzon, Philippines - Feb, 2007 © Leif Gabrielsen 
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S. Malay Peninsula, Greater Sundas, Lesser Sundas, Philippines, New Guinea and associated islands, n. and e. Australia;
Fragmented island populations;
(1) S. Thailand on the s. Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo, Java, Bali, the the Lesser Sundas (Lombok, Sumbawa, Flores and Sumba) and the Philippines.
(2) Sw. Philippines (Sula Archipelago and Basilan Is.).
(3) Sulawesi and Tukangbesi Is.
(4) W. and c. Moluccas (Sula, Buru, Ambon and Seram Is.
(5) N. and e. M oluccas (Morotai, Tidore, Ternate, Halmahera, Becan, Obi, Seram Laut, Watubela, Kai) and n. and c. New Guinea including Biak Is. and Numfor Is.
(6) E. and s. New Guinea possibly including D'Entrecasteaux Archipelago (Goodenough and Fergusson Is.).
(7) Admiralty Is.
Bismarck Archipelago:
(8) New Ireland, New Britain and Tabar Is.
(9) New Hanover.
(10) Solomon Is. (Kulambangra, Malaita and Rubiana Is.).
(11) N. and e. Australia from ne. Western Australia e. through the Northern Territory to Queenslands and s. through New South Wales (Dharug National Park in the Sidney area), Australian Capital Territory (Campbell Park) to Victoria.
Winters n. to the Aru Is., Kai Is., Moluccas, New Guinea including the w. Papuan Is. and Lesser Sundas (Timor Is. and Kisar Is.).


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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