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New Zealand Shining Bronze-Cuckoo (Chalcites lucidus lucidus, Cuculidae: Cuckoos) South Island, New Zealand

A short film of New Zealand's subspecies of the Shining Bronze Cuckoo. A wary bird, more often heard than seen. Filmed in the north of the South Island. In NZ it is a summer breeding visitor and overwinters in eastern Indonesia and New Guinea. A different subspecies is found in eastern and southwestern Australia: see



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