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Alternative name: Rufous-breasted Madagascar Coucal
Sexes alike. Juveniles have rufous edged wing-coverts, a brown-olive throat, an olive belly and a dull black tail without blue gloss.
Endemic to north-eastern Madagascar.
Humid forest. More in open areas and at lower levels than Red-fronted Coua.
Feeds on berries and fruits, takes also seeds and insects.
The nest is a bowl made of interwined branches. It's placed 2 to 4m above the ground in a fern or a pandanus tree. Lays 2 white eggs.
This is a resident species.
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