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Alternative names: Large Coucal; Giant Coucal
62 - 70cm. A very large Coucal.
Sexes similar. Juveniles are black above with white patch on wing-coverts, chestnut head, neck and underparts with diamond-shaped streaks and blackish belly.
Various types of forests, also in scrub at edge of agricultural land. Up to 250m on Bacan.
No information. Forages in lower subcanopy up to 12m and in understorey.
Little known. Nestlings have long white hair-like down on head.
This is a resident species.
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