French: Coucal de Strickland German: Kurzspornkuckuck Spanish: Cucal de Strickland
Malacca, West Malaysia
Extreme S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo.
37–43 cm; male 160 g, female 167–237·5 g. Similar to C. sinensis, but smaller and shorter-tailed. Adult black, glossed purplish blue, with... read more
Four to five resonant booming notes, “buup”, on descending scale, like those of C.... read more
Lowland closed-canopy forest (alluvial forest, peat swamp forest, riverine forest); also reported... read more
Food and feeding
Presumably mainly insects, as in other coucals, but also observed predating large frogs. Will kill birds caught in mist-nets.
Fledglings tended by adults in May in Thai-Malay Peninsula and chick on Sumatra in Mar. Nest (Sept, in Peninsular Malaysia) a globular but... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Previously considered Near Threatened. May be at risk owing to habitat specialization, low colonizing ability, and possible competition from other species of... read more
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