French: Coucal atralbin German: Weißkopfkuckuck Spanish: Cucal blanquinegro
Other common names: White-necked Coucal
Bismarck Archipelago: New Ireland, Djaul, New Britain, Lolobau and Umboi.
42–48 cm; male 330 g, immature female 342 g. Unique in being only black-and-white coucal in range, with C. violaceus being much larger and lacking any trace of... read more
Vocalizes both day and night. Alarm a short “chit” or “chunk”, given... read more
Forest, forest edge, secondary forest, strand vegetation by shore cultivations, plantations of... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including large stick insects and longicorn beetles, also lizards and other small animals. Active, clumsy, walking or hopping... read more
Season poorly known, but recent fledglings observed Nov–Feb and nestlings at various stages in Feb, May and Jul or Aug. Nest a hollow... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. True status very poorly known, but species appears to be uncommon in uplands of New Britain, though widespread and common throughout lowlands and... read more
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