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The Shining Bronze Cuckoo has a very fine, straight pointed beak. It got its name from the color of its plumage which has a rather metallic sheen to it. Face variably vhitish, white below, barred greenish to bronze, throat white or narrowly barred, eye-ring grey, iris grey to brown, bill black, feet dark grey. Juvenile duller, inconspicious barred on flanks, iris grey to pale brown. Voice: Has a very shrill and high pitched whistle. Like those used to call a dog. 'feee, feee, feee---' also a descending 'pee-eer'.