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Brush Cuckoo

Cacomantis variolosus (Vigors & Horsfield, 1827)

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Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Brush Cuckoo - Cacomantis variolosus Marc Anderson 2013-11-23 Dharug National Park (near Gunderman), New South Wales, New South Wales (Australia) (220 m) call -

This short call is given less frequently than the other more typical song phrases, and the sound reminds me of a referee's whistle.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

172016
xeno-canto.org
Brush Cuckoo - Cacomantis variolosus Marc Anderson 2013-10-25 Glen Davis, New South Wales, New South Wales (Australia) (280 m) call, song -

Ascending song phrases and occasional excited 'referee's whistle'

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

172235
xeno-canto.org
Brush Cuckoo - Cacomantis variolosus addendus Frank Lambert 2015-09-13 Chupukama Ridge Guadalcanal 1400m, Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands) (1400 m) song -

[Thanks to AMNH for allowing me to join their CEPF-funded expedition]

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

283795
xeno-canto.org
Brush Cuckoo - Cacomantis variolosus addendus Iain Woxvold 2019-10-31 Aiope headwaters, Kunua District, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Bougainville (Papua New Guinea) (1440 m) Song -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

543532
xeno-canto.org
Brush Cuckoo - Cacomantis variolosus Jeremy Hegge 2013-11-23 Royal National Park, New South Wales, New South Wales (Australia) (20 m) call -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

168834
xeno-canto.org
Brush Cuckoo - Cacomantis variolosus oreophilus Frank Lambert 07-08-2009 Kama Village nr Mt Hagen Enga province , Enga (Papua New Guinea) (1500 m) song (A) -   38147
xeno-canto.org
Brush Cuckoo - Cacomantis variolosus addendus Frank Lambert 2015-09-12 Chupukama Ridge Guadalcanal 1400m, Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands) (1400 m) song -

[Thanks to AMNH for allowing me to join their CEPF-funded expedition]

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

283793
xeno-canto.org
Brush Cuckoo - Cacomantis variolosus Marc Anderson 2013-10-25 Glen Davis, New South Wales, New South Wales (Australia) (280 m) song -

Descending song phrases

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

172237
xeno-canto.org
Brush Cuckoo - Cacomantis variolosus variolosus Marc Anderson 2020-01-16 Julatten, Mareeba Shire, Queensland, Mareeba (Australia) (460 m) song -

bird-seen:no

527500
xeno-canto.org
Brush Cuckoo - Cacomantis variolosus addendus Iain Woxvold 2019-10-31 Aiope headwaters, Kunua District, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Bougainville (Papua New Guinea) (1440 m) Song -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

543531
xeno-canto.org
Brush Cuckoo - Cacomantis variolosus variolosus James Lambert 2021-09-24 Charles Darwin University, Darwin Municipality, Northern Territory, Brinkin (Australia) (10 m) adult, call -

typical descending scale

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

679769
xeno-canto.org
Brush Cuckoo - Cacomantis variolosus variolosus Marc Anderson 2015-10-17 Yuraygir National Park, New South Wales, New South Wales (Australia) (10 m) song -

bird-seen:no

287356
xeno-canto.org
Brush Cuckoo - Cacomantis variolosus variolosus Vicki Powys 02-12-1988 Sunny Corner, NSW, New South Wales (Australia) (1203 m) calls (A) - ascending & descending calls from a pair 30643
xeno-canto.org
Brush Cuckoo - Cacomantis variolosus oreophilus John V. Moore 1996-08-02 Vanapa River area, Central Province, Central (Papua New Guinea) (30 m) song -

Reference: NG1: 14:35-15:00

playback-used:yes

279264
xeno-canto.org
Brush Cuckoo - Cacomantis variolosus variolosus Marc Anderson 2020-01-15 Julatten, Mareeba Shire, Queensland, Mareeba (Australia) (460 m) call -

Shrill whistles

bird-seen:yes

525986
xeno-canto.org
Brush Cuckoo - Cacomantis variolosus Greg McLachlan 2016-11-26 Yerranderie, Wollondilly Shire Council, New South Wales, New South Wales (Australia) (600 m) call -

Two birds interacting.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

344269
xeno-canto.org
Brush Cuckoo - Cacomantis variolosus addendus Niels Krabbe 30-11-2006 Baranaigasi Ridge, Makira , San Cristobal (Solomon Islands) (900 m) song (A) - Not seen. Tape ref. B 41-48 32653
xeno-canto.org
Brush Cuckoo - Cacomantis variolosus oreophilus Barry Edmonston 2019-09-10 Enga Province; Kumul Lodge, Western Highlands (Papua New Guinea) (2800 m) song -

Call from single individual.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

502457
xeno-canto.org
Brush Cuckoo - Cacomantis variolosus oreophilus Iain Woxvold 2013-11-17 Tinsley, Western Highlands Province, Western Highlands (Papua New Guinea) (1300 m) song -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

601296
xeno-canto.org
Brush Cuckoo - Cacomantis variolosus addendus Niels Krabbe 03-12-2006 Baranaigasi Ridge, Makira , San Cristobal (Solomon Islands) (900 m) song (A) - Not seen. Also Myzomela tristrami? (call) Tape ref. A 639, 671 32655
xeno-canto.org
Brush Cuckoo - Cacomantis variolosus variolosus James Lambert 2021-04-23 Charles Darwin University, Darwin Municipality, Northern Territory, Brinkin (Australia) (10 m) adult, call -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

641746
xeno-canto.org
Brush Cuckoo - Cacomantis variolosus addendus Frank Lambert 2015-09-16 Chupukama Ridge Guadalcanal 1400m, Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands) (1400 m) song -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

291016
xeno-canto.org
Brush Cuckoo - Cacomantis variolosus addendus Iain Woxvold 2019-10-14 Kunua, lower Aiope R, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Bougainville (Papua New Guinea) (100 m) Song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

543527
xeno-canto.org
Brush Cuckoo - Cacomantis variolosus Marc Anderson 2014-11-03 Dunn's Swamp, near Rylstone, NSW, New South Wales (Australia) (650 m) call - [also] [sono] 201458
xeno-canto.org
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