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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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) male, song -

Typical song

389392
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 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 2017-10-26 Horse Head Creek, Devonport, Tasmania, Australia, Tasmania (Australia)   - Recorded at 0840 hrs. One bird chasing another. Both of them calling. 73081091
macaulaylibrary.org
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus Nigel Jackett 2013-10-19 Waterbank, Western Australia, Western Australia (Australia) (110 m) call -

Several call types, unusual rising call at beginning, several single note calls, and typical calls near end.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

165219
xeno-canto.org
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus Ryu Callaway 2017-10-04 Rose Cottage Agistment (Symonston), Australian Capital Territory, Australia, Australian Capital Territory (Australia)   -   70841631
macaulaylibrary.org
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus Frank Antram 2017-09-17 Retreat TSR (Goulburn), Goulburn Mulwaree, New South Wales, Australia, New South Wales (Australia)   - Calling bird, second bird joins in near end. Striated Pardalote and Red Wattlebird in background. 69103261
macaulaylibrary.org
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus Gregory Budney 2007-10-07 Inverai Woodland at -26.80166, 150.94523, Western Downs, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   - Pallid Cuckoo chased by other species recorded at 0811hrs. Pallid Cuckoo vocalizing as other species give chase. 58429391
macaulaylibrary.org
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus Gregory Budney 2007-10-07 Inverai Woodland at -26.80166, 150.94523, Western Downs, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   - Recorded at 0510hrs. Second individual heard singing in background. 52744641
macaulaylibrary.org
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus James Kennerley 2017-09-13 Lake Samsonvale--Golds Scrub Lane, Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   - Vocalisations by second Pallid Cuckoo, possibly a female. This vocalisation is possibly the ‘repeated peep’ call described in HANZAB, or a variation of the repeated peep. 102512161
macaulaylibrary.org
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus James Kennerley 2017-09-13 Lake Samsonvale--Golds Scrub Lane, Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   - Vocalisations by second Pallid Cuckoo, possibly a female. 'Contracted scale call' consisting of 4–5 introductory notes of scale call. These are repeated in quick succession. 102512501
macaulaylibrary.org
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus Colin Trainor 2012-08-06 Mainang (south), Alor Island, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, Alor (Indonesia) (1100 m) Song and harsh call (no score) - New island record, high in Eucalyptus lined ravines; female with harsh call? 109480
xeno-canto.org
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus Cedric Bear 2018-01-19 Hall TSR (NSW side), Yass Valley, New South Wales, Australia, New South Wales (Australia)   - Immature begging call - 6 secs into recording is a feeding event 82471481
macaulaylibrary.org
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus Colin Trainor 2012-08-06 Mainang (south), Alor Island, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, Alor (Indonesia) (1100 m) Song (no score) - New island record, high in Eucalyptus lined ravines 109479
xeno-canto.org
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus Andrew Spencer 2016-01-06 Paddabilla Bore (aka Eulo Bore), Paroo, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   - Songs from a bird perched on a wire along a road through open mulga woodland. Each cut is from closer than the last. The first cut is has two song types, the remainder only with one. 101486791
macaulaylibrary.org
Pallid Cuckoo - Cacomantis pallidus Patrik Åberg 2011-12-20 Brisbane Ranges NP, Melton Wa, Victoria (Australia) (? m) Begging call (no score) - Juvenil feedings of a pair Yellow-tufted Honeyeater in strong wind 98326
xeno-canto.org
Note: a maximum of 20 records are shown. For more recordings of this species, as well as maps, sonograms, and advanced searches, please visit xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.

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