French: Coucal violet German: Purpurkuckuck Spanish: Cucal violáceo
Other common names:
Quoy and Gaimard
Carteret Harbour, New Ireland
New Britain and New Ireland, in Bismarck Archipelago.
64 cm; 500 g. Adult black with violet sheen, tail broad, bare skin around eye greyish, eye-ring black, iris red, bill black, feet pale slaty-horn. Juvenile dull black above,... read more
Deep, hollow booming notes and loud booming duets.
Occurs in primary forest from lowlands up to 950 m.
Food and feeding
Large insects, including stick insects almost 18 cm long; also frogs and tiny snails. Active in limbs of trees and vines.
Nest a loose structure of twigs, built in top of a tall tree. Eggs 3, white; 42·5 x 34 mm. Nestling has black skin, long white... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Virtually no information available on status, as range comprises zone of extremely limited ornithological... read more
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