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Greater Coucal

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Common Crow-pheasant Alternate name
Centropus sinensis Scientific name 
Cuculiformes Order
Centropodidae Family   
48 cms                 Length
Tropical mangrove, shrubland, grassland, marshes, gardens, often near water, below 1,200 m, in:- Bangladesh, Bhutan, Island of Borneo, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, [India:- [Andaman & Nicobar.] [Indonesia:- Bali, Bangka, Java, Mentawai Archipelago, Mollucas, Natuna Islands, Nias, Sumatra] Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, [Philippines:- Palawan] Singapore, Sri Lanka Thailand, Tibet & Vietnam. Habitat-Altitude-Range
1(2-3)4 incubation by both parents, 15 -16 days. Fledging 18 - 22 days. Clutch  
Invertebrates, small vertebrates, fruit. Food 
1279 World Number

Least Concern



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Greater Coucal calls
(Centropus sinensis)
David Farrow XC19682
030303, Vietnam

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