Cuckoos (Cuculidae)

Coppery-tailed Coucal (Centropus cupreicaudus) - HBW 4, p. 591

French: Coucal des papyrus German: Kupferschwanzkuckuck 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.

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