French: Calobate d’Annam German: Renauldkuckuck Spanish: Cuco terrestre de Indochina
Province of Quang-tri, Annam.
Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam (absent from Tonkin).
65 cm; 400 g (captive, 44 days after hatching, when nearly grown). Adult grey above, head, neck and throat black, rump unbarred dark grey to rufous, primaries and tail black... read more
Low melancholy whistle, rolling whistle; also duet, with one bird giving 3-note “whup, whoo-up”,... read more
Forests (lower and middle strata), second growth, scrub, dense cover on ground, rocky areas.... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, small reptiles, small mammals, small birds; captives require a high-protein diet, maintained on pigeon grain, take newborn mice,... read more
Until recently the only documented nesting attempts were of captive birds. Nest an open platform of leaves and branches, twigs of figs,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Uncommon in Thailand, where still fairly numerous in semi-evergreen forests in parts of NE & SE up to 800 m, in selectively... read more
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