Fan-tailed Cuckoo

Cacomantis flabelliformis

Fan-tailed Cuckoo may be found throughout eastern Australia, south-western Western Australia and Tasmania.

The Fan-tailed Cuckoo will lay a single egg in the nest of Flycatchers, Fairy-wrens, Scrubwrens or Thornbills after having removed an egg from the host nest. Once the Fan-tailed Cuckoo chick has hatched it forces the other eggs or chicks out of the nest.

The Fan-tailed Cuckoo feed on a variety of insects and larvae.