41 cm; 170 g
Alike, F>M. Whitish eyebrow and cream-white streaks on head and
neck very distinctive. Juv Burchell's Coucal has similar pale
eyebrow (distribution ranges separate).
barred and streaked than ad.
common resident; sedentary and usually in pairs.
vegetation adjacent to aquatic margins; also woodland and forest
range of animal prey, insects, reptiles, crabs and snails.
cascade of 'water bottle' notes similar to Burchell's Coucal.
Untidy, partly covered deep bowl nest placed in reeds, rank growth
and bushes 0.5-10 m high.
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