Pallid CuckooScientific name: Cocomantis pallidus

Meaning of name: Cacomantis is from the Greek words cacos, meaning bad, and mantis, meaning prophet. Pallidus is Latin for pallid.

Aboriginal name: Djoodorn (choo’dawn).

Distribution: Found throughout Australia.

Description: This bird is approximately 31cm long with a 52cm wingspan.

References: Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Various contributors.
What Bird is That? Neville W Cayley. 1978

Aboriginal names of bird species in south-west Western Australia, with suggestions for their adoption into common usage. Ian Abbott. 2009. Conservation Science Western Australia Journal. Volume 7 No 2