French: Coucou à calotte blanche German: Weißscheitelkoel Spanish: Koel coroniblanco
Other common names: White-crowned Koel
S. Müller, 1840,
Lobo Bay, New Guinea.
W Papuan Is (Salawati) and New Guinea.
33 cm; 117 g. Adult black, white stripe down crown, undertail-coverts barred white, tail tipped white; iris dark brown, bill black, feet dark grey. Juvenile black, barred... read more
Loud, mournful repetitive song of 3 or 4 descending whistles, each series higher in pitch and more... read more
Forest, mainly canopy in hilly country. Sea-level to 1500 m.
Food and feeding
Mainly insects, including caterpillars, other arthropods; also fruit. Feeds in canopy.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Little information available on relative abundance; frequently recorded at Varirata National Park, near Port Moresby. Extensive research required on... read more
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