Fan-tailed Cuckoo has white stripes on the tail and a white line on the wing. The upper body and head is grey and the underparts are a pale red-brown. The tail is dark-brown with the underside striped black and white. There is a yellow ring around the eyes and a small white patch on the shoulders. Young birds have a duller body with brown stripes and brown edges on feathers. They can grow up to 30cm long. Female Fan-tailed Cuckoos lay their eggs in nests made by other birds, such as thornbills or fairy-wrens. Their preferred habitat is forests and woodlands. (Source: Atlas of Living Australia, n.d.), (Image: Rick Francks).