**Weekly Wildlife Thread October 21th, 2012**

Started Oct 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
Harlz Junior Member • Posts: 45
Channel-billed Cuckoo, backyard visitor

Spring in Australia has brought all the summer migrants back including this Channel-billed Cuckoo shot from my back yard in suburban Sydney. Wikipedia tells me it's the world's largest cuckoo, so not a bad interruption to my breakfast before work. They winter in tropical Indonesia and New Guinea but turn up down south in time for the breeding season. This one and its mate have shown up several times trying to parasitise a nest of Pied Currawongs who are none too pleased when they are around.

Canon 50D, Canon 500 f/4.0L IS USM lens shot handheld at f/5.0, 1/640, ISO 800, +1/3 EV.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Canon EF 500mm f/4.0L IS USM Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM +2 more
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