French: Coucou olivâtre German: Olivkuckuck Spanish: Cuco colilargo oliváceo
forest on mountains bordering Rutshuru Plain, Nord-Kivu, east DRCongo
Sierra Leone (Gola Forest) and S Guinea to S Ghana, then intermittently E through S Nigeria, Cameroon, N Congo and N DRCongo to W Uganda; also in the Kasai zone (NE Angola, SW DRCongo)#R and S Congo (Mayombe); NW Angola; NW Zambia.
32–34 cm; 65 g. Adult dark olive-brown above, crown greyish, remiges and coverts often unbarred, tail long, rectrices broad, tipped white or pale rufous; wing about 82... read more
(1) Song a persistent, emphatic 3-note call, falling in pitch, repeated at rate of 10 songs/25 sec... read more
Forest, mainly unbroken mature forest, also small patches of forest, secondary growth, and gallery... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, mainly hairy caterpillars. Forages in middle and upper strata of forest and in crowns of trees; accompanies mixed-species flocks... read more
Breeding season apparently in rains in many regions, but between main rains (little dry season) in wetter regions; gonads enlarged Sept... read more
Resident. No known movements.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Population levels unknown, but species said to be uncommon in Nigeria. Like C. mechowi, however, this is a shy and secretive species,... read more
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