French: Coucal de Biak German: Biakkuckuck Spanish: Cucal de Biak
Biak, New Guinea
Biak I (Geelvink Bay), in N New Guinea.
44–46 cm. Adult black, glossed purple above, spiny feathers on foreparts, iris yellow, bill black (straighter than that of C. menbeki). Juvenile washed rufous... read more
Loud: a hollow note, repeated, a descending series of upslurred hoots going up and down in waves, a... read more
Primarily lowland forest, also second growth.
Food and feeding
Diet unknown. Feeds on ground, also in vines and in trees; noisy on ground, where hops; flies awkwardly, like other coucals.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered near-threatened. According to one report, hunting and habitat destruction have severely reduced numbers in S of island, so main... read more
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