French: Malcoha à bec peint German: Buntschnabelkuckuck Spanish: Malcoha de Célebes
Subspecies and Distribution
R. c. calyorhynchus
(Temminck, 1825) – N, E & SE Sulawesi and Togian Is.
R. c. meridionalis
A. B. Meyer & Wiglesworth, 1896 – C & SW Sulawesi.
R. c. rufiloris
E. J. O. Hartert, 1903 – Butung, off SE Sulawesi.
53 cm. Adult back rufous-maroon above, crown and face dark grey, wings dark purple, tail black; throat and breast rufous, belly dark grey; iris red; bill deep, curved, yellow... read more
Call a short winding-up rattle.
Inhabits secondary forest and forest edge, also coconut plantations, riverine vegetation near... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including hairy caterpillars, locusts and mantids, and beetles. Hops and creeps around the canopy like a squirrel; follows macaque... read more
Breeds Nov–Dec. Nest undescribed. Eggs white; 36 x 31 mm; clutch size not recorded. Although apparently a nesting species, a juvenile... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Very little known about status, but occurrence at forest edge, in coconut groves and relatively near human habitation may suggest certain... read more
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