The Senegal Coucas (Centropus senegalensis) - are widespread throughout Africa - except the northwest and into south Arabia.
They are typically found in grassy habitats with trees, including bush and savannah.
These medium-sized cuckoo measure about 39 cm in length (including the long tail).
The upper plumage, the bill, legs and tail are mostly blackish. The wings are chestnut-colored and the plumage below is whitish.
Males and females look alike.
Juveniles have a duller plumage and are barred above.
These birds feed on a wide range of insects, caterpillars and small vertebrates. They occasionally also take other food items.
Breeding / Nesting
Senegal Coucals nest off the ground in vegetation and their large nests are constructed from stalks and leaves. The average clutch consists of 2 -4 eggs.
Their calls are described as a loud ook-ook-ook.
Species Research by Sibylle Johnson
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