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Black Coucal

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Centropus grillii Scientific name 
Cuculiformes Order
Centropodidae Family   
32 - 37 cm Length
Tropical (lowland) seasonally wet/flooded grassland, shrub dominated wetlands agricultural land, often near water, in:- Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Rep. of Congo,Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Habitat-Altitude-Range
3(4)6 White eggs, Clutch  
Invertebrates, small reptiles & seeds. Food 
1284 World Number

Least Concern


Birds of Southern Africa. Longmans all rights reserved

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Black Coucal Call
(Centropus grillii)
Derek Solomon XC39284
17-01-06, Zambia

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