French: Coucou des Philippines German: Philippinenkuckuck Spanish: Cuco filipino
Cabanis and Heine
Philippines: Luzon, Mindoro, Banton, Catanduanes, Tablas, Sibuyan, Ticao, Panay, Palawan, Cagayancillo, Negros, Cebu, Leyte, Bohol, Siquijor, Mindanao, Basilan, and Sulu Is (Jolo)#R.
28 cm; 80 g. Adult slate-grey above, white loral streak, wings round-tipped, brownish, inner webs of inner flight-feathers and coverts white barred grey-brown and inner... read more
Series of short crescendo calls rising and falling in pitch, each phrase of 6–8 notes/sec,... read more
Forest: virgin mossy to dipterocarp. Up to 2400 m.
Food and feeding
Insects, mainly caterpillars, also berries.
Virtually unknown. Females may lay in subadult plumage. Brood-parasitic: hosts unknown.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. An uncommon to rare resident of dense original forest, a habitat which is rapidly disappearing throughout the Philippines. Although species is not... read more
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