French: Coucal des Andaman German: Andamanenkuckuck Spanish: Cucal de Andamán
Other common names:
Andaman Is, Great Nicobar, and neighbouring Table I, Great Coco I and Little Coco I (Myanmar).
45–48 cm; 234 g. Adult grey-buff on head, mantle and underparts, back rufous-purple, wings rufous-purple with tip darker bronze, wing-linings grey-buff, tail bronzy-... read more
A deep “boom, boom, boom”.
Forests, cultivations, especially sugarcane, paddyfields, mangrove swamps.
Food and feeding
Grasshoppers, presumably also other insects and small arthropods.
Breeds Feb–Jul. Nest a dome of twigs, grass and leaves. Eggs 2–3, chalky white; 35 x 28 mm.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered near-threatened. Restricted distribution, but within this area species is common, and is the most readily seen endemic bird in... read more
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