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Friday, December 1, 2017

SHINING CUCKOO, LAKE TAUPO, TOKAANU, NEW ZEALAND

   We can ID this bird as a Shining Cuckoo by its white cheeks, underparts and short tail barred with dark green, black downcurved bill and dark green wings.
   The Shining Cuckoo is a summer migrant to New Zealand, where it is common.  
   The Shining Cuckoo is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 738.