French: Coucal des Célèbes German: Celebeskuckuck Spanish: Cucal de Célebes
Other common names:
Quoy and Gaimard
Subspecies and Distribution
C. c. celebensis
Quoy & Gaimard, 1830 – N Sulawesi and Togian Is#R.
C. c. rufescens
(A. B. Meyer & Wiglesworth, 1896) – rest of Sulawesi; Muna, Butung, Labuan and Blanda.
44–50 cm. Adult mostly rufous, crown grey, back olive-grey, wings wine-rufous; iris red, bill black, horn at tip, feet black. Juvenile like adult, but paler throat and... read more
Call a hollow ranging “koo-ko-ko...”, started by one bird and joined by others, and... read more
Lowland and lower montane rain forest, in lianas and rattan thickets, ranging through forest edge... read more
Food and feeding
Large insects, especially Orthoptera, locusts, beetles; spiders. Arboreal in behaviour, more like Phaenicophaeus than a typical... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Status and biology very poorly known; research required. Locally common, e.g. in Dumoga-Bone National Park in mid-1980s. Occurrence in wide range of... read more
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