Oriental Cuckoo (species: Cuculus optatus) in ALA: Lizard Island (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Cuculus optatus
Oriental Cuckoo

©Ceri Pearce: Oriental Cuckoo at Watson's Bay, Lizard Island.

©Ceri Pearce: An Oriental Cuckoo near Lizard Island Research Station.

©Ceri Pearce: Oriental Cuckoo at swamp behind Watson's Bay, Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Cuculiformes
Family Cuculidae
Genus Cuculus
Species Cuculus optatus
Status unspecified



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island, Queensland, Australia: The Oriental Cuckoo has been recorded only twice at Lizard Island, on 23 December 2005 (Atlas of Living Australia, accessed 8 April 2012) and Ceri Pearce's record on 4 Jan 2016.

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