French: Coua de Verreaux German: Breitschopf-Seidenkuckuck Spanish: Cúa de Verreaux
A. Grandidier, 1867,
Cape Sainte Marie, Madagascar.
34–38 cm; one male 98 g, female 97–101 g. Adult green-grey above, head with pale grey dark-tipped crest, tail glossy blue with white tip; white below; bare skin... read more
Call “coy coy coy”, repeated, like that of C. cristata but briefer, more... read more
Subarid thorn scrub, especially Euphorbia and Didierea brush, on sandy or... read more
Food and feeding
Few data. Insects and small vertebrates (e.g. lizards), also fruit and seeds of Cassia meridionalis. Stomach contents of one... read more
Very poorly known. Season apparently lasts Oct–Apr, given active nests recorded in Oct, Jan and Apr. Probably monogamous. Nest a... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered to be Near Threatened. Range of present species is complementary to that of C. cristata, indicating a recent separation... read more
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