French: Coua de Coquerel German: Coquerel-Seidenkuckuck Spanish: Cúa de Coquerel
A. Grandidier, 1867,
DNA data suggest that this species may be closest to C. cursor#R. Monotypic.
42 cm; 135 g (juvenile). Appears like a small version of C. gigas. Adult olive-green above, face black, tail tipped white; tan throat and breast, lower breast rufous... read more
Loud, clear “kewkiwkewkewkew”, also grunts, and a high-pitched “ayoo-ew... read more
Dry forest and humid forest with limited ground cover, to lesser extent second growth, and ranging... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, spiders and berries; fruit form 20% of diet. Feeds mainly on forest floor, on trails, but also in middle layers 1–5 m above... read more
Monogamous. Active nests Nov–Apr, during rainy season. Nest, built by both partners, a bowl of twigs, small branches, petioles and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common within its rather restricted range in W Madagascar, although it is subject to trapping and hunting. Occurs in several... read more
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