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Category:Coua - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Coua


This genus is endemic to Madagascar.
These birds are rather large, have a soft and lax plumage with dove-like brown and rufous colours (except Blue Coua).
They share large feet, a long tail and colourful bare skin around the eye. Many species have long eyelashes.
Most Couas are terrestrial and as most species in this family they aren't brood parasites.


Coua is a genus in the Family Cuculidae.
They are probably closely related to the Orld World ground-cuckoos and the malkohas.

Genus Coua viewedit
C. cristata Crested Coua
C. verreauxi Verreaux's Coua
C. caerulea Blue Coua
C. ruficeps Red-capped Coua
C. reynaudii Red-fronted Coua
C. coquereli Coquerel's Coua
C. cursor Running Coua
C. gigas Giant Coua
Skull t.png C. delalandei
Snail-eating Coua Skull t.png
C. serriana Red-breasted Coua


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. 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

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Pages in category ‘Coua’

The following 10 pages are in this category, out of 10 total.