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 on the ground with a close-up of the head Locality Ndhovu Lodge, Caprivi Region, Namibia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 28 July 1998 8 years ago 21 sec 4.2
A bird walking on the grass Locality Ndhovu Lodge, Caprivi Region, Namibia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 15 July 1998 12 years ago 15 sec 3.7
Bird with prey.
Locality Mahango Game Reserve, Caprivi Region, Namibia
Tadeusz Rosinski 25 February 2014 1 year ago 4.4
Coucal with a small insect catch
Locality Shamvura Camp, Kavango Region, Namibia
Frans Vandewalle 4 December 2014 17 weeks ago 4
An adult in reeds along the river.
Locality Shakawe, North-West District, Botswana (Monotypic species)
Ken Havard 16 April 2013 2 years ago 3.8
Coppery-tailed Coucal (Centropus cupreicaudus) at Khwai Village camp site, northern Botswana
LHarding 20 November 2008 6 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 4 years ago 2.3
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