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The Crested Coua

Coua cristata


The Crested Coua (Coua cristata) is a medium-sized, approximately 44 cm long, greenish-grey coua with grey crest, blue bare orbital skin, rufous breast, brown iris, black bill and legs, white belly and long white-tipped purplish-blue tail feathers. They are very attractive birds. The Crested Coua is distributed and endemic to forests, savanna and brushland of Madagascar. It is found from sea-level to altitude of 900 metres. The diet consists mainly of various insects, fruits, berries, seeds, snails and chameleons. The female usually lays two white eggs in nest made from twigs. Widespread and a common species throughout its large habitat range, the Crested Coua is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. - Wikipedia


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Crested Coua
Coua cristata Crested Coua

1 Comment

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 years ago

Terrific photo of a terrific bird!

Miami, Florida, USA

Lat: 25.77, Long: -80.19

Spotted on Jun 1, 2012
Submitted on Jun 14, 2013

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