PHEASANT COUCAL FACTS
The Pheasant Coucal is a large cuckoo similar in shape to the Pheasant. It has a black head, neck and underbody with the upperparts and wings reddish-brown with black and cream barring It moves clumsily through undergrowth and does not fly far.
dense growth in woodland, along roadsides and occasionally in gardens
large insects, frogs, lizards, eggs, young birds, small mammals.
Unlike most cuckoos they build their own nest. The nest is a platform of sticks, grass or rushes, lined with leaves and grasses, and is built in thick grass or bushes. Lays 3-5 eggs.
northern and eastern Australia, as well as New Guinea
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at https://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Pheasant Coucal|