Cuckoos (Cuculidae)

African Black Coucal (Centropus grillii) - HBW 4, p. 590

French: Coucal noir German: Grillkuckuck Spanish: Cucal Negro
Other common names: Black/Black-chested Coucal

Taxonomy: Centropus Grillii Hartlaub, 1861, Gabon.
Sometimes regarded as conspecific with C. toulou, but voices of the two differ; has also been considered possibly conspecific with C. bengalensis, but their ranges are highly disjunct and, again, vocalizations apparently differ. Monotypic.

Distribution: Senegal, Gambia and Ivory Coast through N Cameroon and Gabon to Ethiopia and Kenya, and S through S & E Zaire to Angola, Zambia, Malawi, N Zimbabwe, Mozambique and NE South Africa (NE Natal).

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