French: Coucou à tête noire German: Schwarzkappenkuckuck Spanish: Koel enano
Eudynamis [sic] parva
Tidore; error = New Guinea.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
M. p. grisescens
Mayr & Rand, 1936 – N New Guinea between Humboldt Bay and Kumusi R.
M. p. parva
(Salvadori, 1876) –
lowland forests of rest of New Guinea, and D’Entrecasteaux Is (Goodenough, Fergusson)#R.
20–22 cm; male 39·3–54 g, female 49–54 g. Adult male brown above, crown and malar streak glossy black, white stripe below eye, underparts rich buff... read more
Similar to that of Eudynamys scolopaceus, but latter utters shorter, faster, lower-pitched... read more
Forest, including monsoon forest, edges, well-grown secondary and gallery forests and in tall shade... read more
Food and feeding
Perhaps entirely frugivorous, with a preference for figs, and has been observed feeding with fruit-doves (Ptilinopus spp.),... read more
Only information on seasonality concerns specimens of both sexes with enlarged gonads in Jun. Details unknown, although presumed to be a... read more
Apparently resident, although it has been recorded once each on Babar, in Lesser Sundas, and Dauan... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread, and common to fairly common within its range, but poorly known and comparatively rarely seen. Extensive research required on biology,... read more
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