Shining Bronze-CuckooScientific name: Chalcites lucidus

Meaning of name: Chalcites is Greek for bronze. Lucidus is Latin for shining.

Aboriginal name: Djorit (chore’eet).

Distribution: Found in the southwest and eastern coastal areas of Australia.

Description: Up to 18cm long with a 32cm wingspan.

Notes: The furthest distance recorded by the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme for this species of bird to travel is 335km. The oldest bird recorded was still alive when its band was read in December 2007, 1 year 2.5 months after being banded (information as at 20 June 2012).

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

Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme