Alternative name: Renauld's Ground Cuckoo
- Carpococcyx renauldi
65cm. A large terrestrial cuckoo.
- Black head, neck and throat
- Grey upperparts
- Grey to rufous rump
- Black primaries and tail
- White underparts, lower breast and grey belly finely blackish vermiculated
- Red and violet bare skin around eye
- Dusky red bill
Sexes alike. Juveniles have dark grey upperparts, a brown head with grey around eye, a rufous and barred back, a brown rump, grey to rufous-brown chin to upper breast and a blackish bill.
Evergreen forest from plains to 900 m.
A shy, ground-living species. Runs away if disturbed.
Feeds on insects, small reptiles, small mammals and small birds.
The nest is an open platform made of leaves, branches and twigs. It's placed low above the ground. Lays 2 to 4 eggs.
A resident species.
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