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Pallid Cuckoo

Heteroscenes pallidus (Latham, 1801)

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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.
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus Greg McLachlan 2016-09-17 Nombinnie Nature Reserve, New South Wales, New South Wales (Australia) (160 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

336498
xeno-canto.org
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus Marc Anderson 2017-10-11 Pitt Town Lagoon, New South Wales, New South Wales (Australia) (0 m) call, female -

Hoarse whistles from female with a few piping whistles from male

389393
xeno-canto.org
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus Marc Anderson 2017-10-11 Pitt Town Lagoon, New South Wales, New South Wales (Australia) (0 m) call, song - [sono] 389391
xeno-canto.org
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus Marc Anderson 2017-10-11 Pitt Town Lagoon, New South Wales, New South Wales (Australia) (0 m) call, female, male, song -

Various calls and male song as pair interacted

389394
xeno-canto.org
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus Mark Harper 6-11-2009 South Bruny Island, TAS, Tasmania (Australia) (5 m) Song (A) - Singing whilst being mobbed by a New Holland Honeyeater 40857
xeno-canto.org
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus Marc Anderson 2017-10-11 Pitt Town Lagoon, New South Wales, New South Wales (Australia) (0 m) male, song -

Typical song

389397
xeno-canto.org
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus Colin Trainor 28-10-2004 Lautem, Daudere, Lautem (Timor-Leste) (80 m) Song (A) - Australian visitor; perhaps common in dry savanna in Oct-Nov 32576
xeno-canto.org
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus Ramit Singal 2019-10-16 Latrobe, Latrobe Council, Tasmania, Latrobe - Pt B (Australia) (10 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

502717
xeno-canto.org
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus Marc Anderson 2016-09-06 Tibooburra, New South Wales, New South Wales (Australia) (180 m) song - [sono] 335591
xeno-canto.org
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus Nigel Jackett 2018-07-30 Quarry near Taylors Lagoon (Great Northern Hwy), Western Australia, Broome (Australia) (20 m) call -

Step call (presumed male?). Hoarse whistle (female?) also heard, but not recorded. Calling from woodland near water then caught a large caterpillar. Recording amplified a touch, with some noise removal of lower frequencies <1000 Hz.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

428854
xeno-canto.org
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus Marc Anderson 2017-10-11 Pitt Town Lagoon, New South Wales, New South Wales (Australia) (0 m) male, song -

Typical song

389392
xeno-canto.org
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus Ramit Singal 2019-10-03 Latrobe, Latrobe Council, Tasmania, Latrobe - Pt B (Australia) (10 m) call, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

500566
xeno-canto.org
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus Nigel Jackett 2018-10-18 Broome North Wastewater Treatment Plant irrigated fields, Western Australia, Broome (Australia) (20 m) call, male -

Calls similar to 'step call', but more level, and repeated at very close intervals. Some calls a constant piping. Appeared to be an adult male. In Acacia woodland near edge of open fields. Call slightly amplified and some wind removed, but very little editing involved.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

439173
xeno-canto.org
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus nick talbot 2007-01-17 Narrabundah, Australian Capital Territory, Australian Capital Territory (Australia) (600 m) begging call -

A juvenile bird calling from a branch while being fed by a White-plumed Honeyeater.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

188675
xeno-canto.org
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus Marc Anderson 2015-10-15 Bowra Station, near Cunnamulla, Queensland, Queensland (Australia) (200 m) song -

Also many background calls from woodswallow species (probably Masked, White-browed & White-breasted)

bird-seen:no

287058
xeno-canto.org
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus Ramit Singal 2019-11-22 Warrawee Forest Reserve, Latrobe, Tasmania, Australia, Tasmania (Australia)   -   189091381
macaulaylibrary.org
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus Ramit Singal 2017-10-26 Horse Head Creek, Devonport, Tasmania, Australia, Tasmania (Australia)   - Recorded at 0850 hrs. In 3 separate parts, the last one being the best. 73081931
macaulaylibrary.org
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus Marie Chappell 2019-08-24 6638, Daggar Hills AU-WA (-27.9425,117.7823), Mount Magnet, Western Australia, Australia, null   -   181459501
macaulaylibrary.org
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus A Smith 2019-09-23 Callum Brae Nature Reserve, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, Australian Capital Territory (Australia)   -   178442431
macaulaylibrary.org
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus Belle 2016-11-30 Ansons Bay, Tasmania, Tasmania (Australia) (30 m) song -

Feeding in a paddock, calling.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

345664
xeno-canto.org
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus Frank Antram 2017-09-17 Retreat TSR (Goulburn), Goulburn Mulwaree, New South Wales, Australia, New South Wales (Australia)   - Two Pallid Cuckoos interacting - presumed courting pair. Magpie in background. 69103191
macaulaylibrary.org
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus A Smith 2019-10-14 Callum Brae Nature Reserve, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, Australian Capital Territory (Australia)   -   182046671
macaulaylibrary.org
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus Greg McLachlan 2019-11-03 Nepean Weir, Penrith, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia, New South Wales (Australia)   -   185669501
macaulaylibrary.org
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus Peter Lowe 2017-08-30 Bannister creek, Canning, Western Australia, Australia, Western Australia (Australia)   -   68466581
macaulaylibrary.org
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