French: Coucou à collier German: Koromandelkuckuck Spanish: Críalo oriental
N India and Nepal E to S & E China (including Hainan) and Indochina, S to S Myanmar (Tenasserim). Winters S to S India and Sri Lanka, and Greater Sundas.
38–46 cm; 66·4–86 g. Adult metallic glossy black above, black spiky crest, narrow white nape-band, wings chestnut, tail black; chin to upper breast rusty,... read more
Noisy during breeding season, but apparently silent in non-breeding season in India and Thai-Malay... read more
Thick, low vegetation in wooded country, swamp forest and riparian woodland in Assam, scrub and... read more
Food and feeding
Large insects, mainly caterpillars, beetles, mantids, ants and large orthopterans, also spiders and small fruits. Unpalatable stomach... read more
Breeds in rains: in India Apr–Aug (mostly May–Jun), in Bangladesh Mar–Aug and in Myanmar mainly Mar–May (second... read more
Seasonal in summer in China, S Korea (where very rare), Nepal, Bhutan and N Myanmar, where it... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Although population levels are inadequately known, species appears to be rather uncommon and there is circumstantial evidence of a... read more
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