Greater Coucal

They are weak fliers that clamber in vegetation or walk on the ground searching for their food of insects, eggs and nestlings of other birds. They have a deep resonant call that makes it a bird that brings omen in many parts of its range.

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The Greater Coucal is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Greater Coucal or the Crow Pheasant (Centropus sinensis) is a non-parasitic member of the cuckoo order of birds, the Cuculiformes. It is a widespread resident in Asia, from India, east to south China and Indonesia. There are several subspecies with some treated as full species. It found in wide range of habitats from jungle to cultivation. They are weak fliers that clamber in vegetation or walk on the ground searching for their food of insects, eggs and nestlings of other birds. More

The Greater Coucal is a large bird which takes a wide range of insects, caterpillars and small vertebrates (including Saw-scaled vipers. They are also known to eat bird eggs, nestlings, fruits and seeds. In Tamil Nadu they were found to feed predominantly on snails Helix vittata. They are also known to feed on the toxic fruits of Thevetia peruviana (Yellow Oleander). More

Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis in Hyderabad, India. A coucal is one of about 30 species of birds in the cuckoo family. All of them belong in the subfamily Centropodinae and the genus Centropus. Unlike many Old World cuckoos, coucals are not brood parasites. On the other hand they do have their own reproductive peculiarity: all members of the genus are to varying degrees sex-role reversed so that the smaller male provides most of the parental care. More

Greater Coucal is a beautiful terrestrial bird, and although it resembles pheasants, it belongs to Cuculidae family, but it is not a brood parasite. It is also known as Crow Pheasant or Coucal. PROTECTION / THREATS / STATUS: Greater Coucal is common and widespread in its range, but some populations are locally threatened by habitat loss. More

Greater Coucal called Mahoka in hindi * * Add Video To Your Social Bookmarks Bookmark and Share Add comment - Something to say?....put it here Comment on this video: (you must be logged in). More

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Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis - Adult Greater Coucal Photographer : More

A Greater Coucal (Common Coucal) photographed in ColomboA Greater Coucal (Common Coucal) photographed in Colombo The Greater Coucal, also known as the Common Coucal or the Crow Pheasant is a wide spread resident of southern Asia ranging from India to Southern China and Indonesia. Surprisingly, they are weak fliers and are usually seen clambering through vegetation. These birds are common in Sri Lanka and are distributed in varying habitats which range from gardens to degraded forests. More images and info inside. More

Greater Coucal - Centropus sinensis = bogabirder 217 vidéos S'abonnerModifier l'abonnement Chargement… 280 vues 280 vues bogabirder — 5 avril 2008 — Greater Coucal at Kuala Salangor N.P., Malaysia. bogabirder — 5 avril 2008 — Greater Coucal at Kuala Salangor N.P., Malaysia. More

Greater Coucal - Centropus sinensis - Greater Coucal at Kuala Salangor N.P., Malaysia. More

Greater Coucal Calls of 3 birds Centropus sinensis (1:00) Stuart Fisher XC19399 10-02-2006, India Greater Coucal calls Centropus sinensis (0:18) David Farrow XC19682 030303, Vietnam Greater Coucal Call Centropus sinensis (0:25) Andrew Mascarenhas XC21128 12-11-2007, India Greater Coucal song Centropus sinensis (2:05) More

* Greater Coucal An adult Greater Coucal perched in the open enjoying the warming rays of the early-morning sun. Tissamaharama, Southern Province, Sri Lanka (ssp parroti) Steve Garvie 1 August 2009 13 weeks ago 4 * Dorsal view of a bird perched Tamil Nadu, India vasanthan.p.j 28 December 2009 19 weeks ago 3.5 * A bird sunning itself on top of a tree. More

Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis = Described by: Stephens (1815) Alternate common name(s): Common Crow-pheasant, Crow-pheasant, Common Coucal, Large Coucal, Lark-heeled Cuckoo Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India - Dec 1, 2001 More

I just spotted a Greater Coucal in my backyard today, at the edge of the Mac Ritchie Reserve. More

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Order : Cuculiformes
Family : Cuculidae
Genus : Centropus
Species : sinensis
Authority : (Stephens, 1815)
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