French: Coucal à face noire German: Maskenkuckuck Spanish: Cucal carinegro
Java; error = Mindanao, Philippines.
Subspecies and Distribution
C. m. banken
Hachisuka, 1934 – Samar, Biliran, Leyte and Bohol (EC Philippines).
C. m. melanops
Lesson, 1830 – Dinagat, Siargao, Nipah, Mindanao and Basilan (SE Philippines).
42–48 cm; male 195–237 g, female 182–265 g. Adult has black face, head, neck and breast pale buff, face black, wings brown, tail glossy black, lower breast... read more
Forests, in treetops and tangled undergrowth, second growth. Lowlands to 1200 m.
Food and feeding
Nest undescribed. Eggs white; 37 mm × 29 mm.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). This was a common species in Mindanao 60 years ago, but the forests have now almost completely disappeared; still common at PICOP,... read more
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