Coppery-tailed Coucal (Centropus cupreicaudus) - HBW 4, p. 591
French: Coucal des papyrus
Spanish: Cucal Colicobrizo
Taxonomy: Centropus cupreicaudus Reichenow, 1896, Okavangoland and south Angola.
Has been treated as conspecific with the very similar C. monachus. Smaller and darker birds in N Malawi and S Tanzania have been described as separate race songweensis, but there is overlap in these traits with other populations. Monotypic.
Distribution: Angola through S Zaire and Zambia, by R Okavango and Caprivi Strip, E past Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe then N to Malawi and SW Tanzania.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird walking on the grass Locality Ndhovu Lodge, Caprivi Region, Namibia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 15 July 1998 11 years ago 15 sec 4.3
A bird on the ground with a close-up of the head Locality Ndhovu Lodge, Caprivi Region, Namibia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 28 July 1998 7 years ago 21 sec 3.9
An adult in reeds along the river.
Locality Shakawe, North-West District, Botswana (Monotypic species)
Ken Havard 16 April 2013 49 weeks ago 4
Coppery-tailed Coucal (Centropus cupreicaudus) at Khwai Village camp site, northern Botswana
LHarding 20 November 2008 5 years ago 3.5
A bird hiding in a low bush
Locality Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, North-West District, Botswana
Claus Fischer 17 March 2011 3 years ago 2.4
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