Family Cuckoos (Cuculidae)

Least Concern

Kai Coucal (Centropus spilopterus)


Taxonomy

French: Coucal des Kaï German: Kaikuckuck Spanish: Cucal de las Kai
Taxonomy:

Centropus spilopterus

G. R. Gray

, 1858,

Kai Islands

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Commonly treated as a race of C. phasianinus. Probably also close to C. violaceus and C. bernsteini#R. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Kai Is, in SE Moluccas.

Descriptive notes

60 cm. Adult black, feather shafts glossy black, long tail glossed green, iris red, bill black, feet black. Female larger. Juvenile barred dark brown and buff, bill reddish... read more

Voice

Not known.

Habitat

Insufficient information.

Food and feeding

Unknown.

Breeding

Breeding season: nestling in Jul. Nest not described. Eggs white; 36 x 27 mm. Nestling similar to juvenile, often barred whitish, iris... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered near-threatened. Very restricted range, with no details available about relative densities. Very little is known about this... read more

Recommended citation

Payne, R. (2017). Kai Coucal (Centropus spilopterus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/54870 on 22 June 2017).