Species Details

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Greater Coucal Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Centropus sinensis
Family : Cuculidae
Order : Cuculiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Crow-pheasant, Common Coucal, Large Coucal
Habitat : Villages
Description : The Greater Coucal is a crow-like bird with a long, black, graduated tail (adult bird length approximately 42 cm, weight 250 g, wing 19 cm, bill 3.2 cm, tarsus 5.8 cm, tail 24 cm). It looks chestnut from above and glossy black from below. It feeds on insects, molluscs, frogs, lizards, snakes, eggs, nestlings, mice, etc. It breeds in June-August.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Jahir Mahmud Sohag,Bangladesh;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Tero Linjama(www.xeno-canto.org/Tero Linjama), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.