French: Malcoha à bec vert German: Kleiner Grünschnabelkuckuck Spanish: Malcoha cariazul
bottom of the Coonoor Pass, India
Peninsular India S from Goa and C Odisha to Sri Lanka, also in S Gujarat and N Maharashtra.
39 cm; 77 g. Adult greenish grey above, head slate-grey, wings glossy blue-green, tail long, graduated, black with white tips; throat and breast dark grey with light grey... read more
Call a low croak, “kraa”.
Secondary woodland, thorn scrub and bush, especially with Euphorbia antiquorum. Low... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, caterpillars, grasshoppers, mantids, cicadas, beetles; also lizards, fruit. Spends time in branches and thickets, peering at... read more
Breeds nearly all year, mainly Mar–May in S India. Nest a bulky saucer of twigs lined with green leaves, near ground to 1–2 m... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread though not abundant throughout most of its range, in a habitat that is not immediately at risk; common in dry zone of low country in Sri... read more
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