French: Coucal de Ceylan German: Ceylonkuckuck Spanish: Cucal de Ceilán
Other common names: Sri Lanka Coucal
Specific name sometimes erroneously spelt chlororhynchus#R. Monotypic.
43–46 cm. Adult dull black on head, body and tail, neck and tail glossed purple, wings chestnut (darker than in sympatric C. sinensis), wing-linings black,... read more
Resonant deep “hoop-poop-poop”, the last note lower in pitch; also a short 2-syllable... read more
Humid high evergreen forest with dense undergrowth, especially bamboo and rattan cane rushes in... read more
Food and feeding
Omnivorous; takes termites. Feeds on ground and in trees and creepers.
Breeds mainly May–Jul. Nest globe-shaped or domed, of twigs, roots and grass, lined with green leaves, built near ground. Eggs 2... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Previously listed as Endangered. A rare, local and declining species, endangered by the continued loss of its forest habitat to agriculture. Its total population... read more
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