French: Coua coureur German: Gelbkehl-Seidenkuckuck Spanish: Cúa corredor
Cape Sainte-Marie and Machikora, Madagascar
SW & S coasts of Madagascar.
34–40 cm; 118 g. Adult pale grey-green above, black line around face, tail grey (not bluish); throat tawny-buff, breast light purplish, belly whitish, flanks grey,... read more
Loud, clear “kewkewkewkookoor”, also grunts, and ground call “ay-reeyoo... read more
Subarid thorn scrub, spiny desert and dry woodlands with an absence of ground cover, in areas of... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Terrestrial; walks on ground.
Breeds in rains; lays in Oct, young juveniles seen in Feb–Mar. Nest a bowl of twigs and bark, lined with leafstalks, 2 m above ground... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Appears to be generally uncommon within its small range, although locally fairly common, e.g. near Ifaty. Populations require monitoring.
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