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Photo by axel1950
Photo taken: Cousin-Seychelles.
Copsychus sechellarum

Identification

18-25 cm. Black with a blue sheen and white patches on the wing. Sexes similar. Juveniles have ginger flecks in the wing patches and lack the blue sheen of the adults.

Distribution

Seychelles.

Taxonomy

Habitat

Woodlands, as well as plantations and vegetable gardens.

Behaviour

The diet includes invertebrates such as earthworms, centipedes and small scorpions, although fruit and vegetables, or small vertebrates, may also be taken. They forage for prey along the ground and frequently trail after large animals which disturb the ground.

Nests are built in the crowns of coconut trees or in holes in the trunks of large trees. 1 egg is laid.


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