Channel-billed cuckoo

Description
This is the largest cuckoo and also the largest brood parasite in the world. Species chosen as host include crows and Australian magpies. Although the newly hatched chick does not remove the hosts natural offspring, they usually die from starvation.
Accession Loan No.
B1337
Collection Class
Birds
Common Name
channel-billed cuckoo
Simple Name
bird
Full Name
CUCULIDAE: Scythrops novaehollandiae Latham: channel-billed cuckoo
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
Cumming, Mr Robert
Collection Country
Australia
Collection Area Region
Australia and New Zealand
Collection Continent
Oceania
Phylum
CHORDATA: VERTEBRATA
Family
CUCULIDAE
Genus
Scythrops
Species
novaehollandiae

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