Birds of the World

Cuculidae : Cuckoos

Shining Bronze-Cuckoo

Chrysococcyx lucidus

New Zealand - November 2005

Shining Bronze-cuckoo is migratory. It breeds in Australia and New Zealand and migrates to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands in the winter, although a few remain in south-east Australia and Tasmania all year. It is a secretive species and, even when singing, is difficult to spot.