Alternative name: Brown Coucal
- Centropus andamanensis
45 - 48cm (17¾-19 in). The only Coucal in its range.
- Grey-buff head, mantle and underparts
- Rufous-purple back and wings, tips darker bronze, grey-buff wing-linings
- Bronzy-purple tail
- Red-brown to yellow eye
- Black bill and feet
Females are larger. Juveniles are finely barred above and below.
Moist lowland forests and mangrove forests.
Feeds on grasshoppers, other insects and small arthropods.
Breeding season from February to July. The nest is a large globe made of twigs and leaves. Lays 2 to 3 eggs.
This is a resident species.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Del Hoyo, J, A Elliot, and J Sargatal, eds. 1997. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 4: Sandgrouse to Cuckoos. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8487334221
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Andaman Coucal. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 13 April 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Andaman_Coucal