French: Coua de Reynaud German: Rotstirn-Seidenkuckuck Spanish: Cúa frentirrojo
N & E Madagascar.
38–40 cm; male 128 g, female 163 g. Adult olive-green above, crown rufous, face blackish, long tail green with blue gloss and dark tip; below, darker grey; bare skin... read more
Brief, raucous, plaintive “koo-ah”, decreasing in volume, repeated several times.
Dense vegetation in undisturbed rain forest and thick second growth, especially in tangles of... read more
Food and feeding
Insects (beetles, grasshoppers, caterpillars), and sometimes lizards; also fruits and seeds. Moves slowly; walks on forest floor and low... read more
Breeds Aug–Jan. Nest a bowl of dry stalks, palm fibres and large leaves, c. 19 cm in diameter and 9 cm high, with wall 5 cm, inside... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Relatively restricted range, but species apparently remains fairly common, and has been reported from more than 30 localities; more numerous at... read more
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