GreaterCoucal

April 15, 2017 – Greater Coucal, Indian Coucal, or Crow Pheasant (Centropus sinensis)

These cuckoos are widespread throughout India, southern China, and much of Southeast Asia. They eat a variety of small animals, such as mice, hedgehogs, frogs, lizards, and insects, hunting from the ground. Although they are not closely related to pheasants, they resemble them somewhat while moving slowly through tall grass with their heads held high. Breeding during rainy seasons, pairs build woven untidy nests at the center of bushes or low in trees. Both parents incubate the eggs and feed the chicks.

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