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Pheasant Coucal

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Alternate name
Centropus phasianinus Scientific name 
Columbiformes Order
Centropodidae Family   
50 - 70cm Length
Tropical mangrove, moist lowland forest, often near rivers, streams & creeks, in:- [Australia:- New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland & Western Austrailia.] [Indonesia:- Irian Jaya, (Lesser Sunda:-   Island of Timor.) New Guinea,.] Island of New Guinea, [Melanesia:- (Papua New Guinea:- D'Entrecasteaux Archipelago, Louisiades, Milne Bay Islands)] Habitat-Altitude-Range
3-5 white eggs incubation 15 days, leaving nest after 13 days. Care by both parents. Sept - March Clutch  
Large invertebrates, small vertebrayes, birds eggs. Food 
Often found and nests, on the ground. Habits
1273 World Number

Least Concern



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Pheasant Coucal Bundilla Waterhole, nth. Hell's Gate, NT Australia Vicki Powys XC30644


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