French: Coua géant German: Riesen-Seidenkuckuck Spanish: Cúa gigante
S & W Madagascar in coastal lowlands N to R Betsiboka.
58–62 cm; 415 g. Adult dull olive-grey above, face black, tail glossy blackish with white tips; throat and upper breast creamy white, lower breast tan, belly rufous to... read more
Calls from ground or in low tree, a deep “wok wok wok...” and guttural “ayoo-ew... read more
Deciduous forest, thorn scrub in areas of calcium-rich soil, forest and brush on sand, gallery... read more
Food and feeding
Diet consists of insects, mainly Lepidoptera, occasionally seeds. Obtains food by walking among dead leaves on forest floor; usually... read more
Nest a bowl of twigs, bark and large leaves, lined with leaf petioles, 3–10 m above ground in tree. Eggs 3, dull white; 43·5 x... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon in S of range, where it is subject to trapping and hunting, but very common at small (265 ha) Berenty Private Reserve, where well protected... read more
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