Pheasant Coucal

The pheasant coucal is a ground dwelling cuckoo that prefers to run rather than fly, usually lifting less than 3 metres from the ground when disturbed. It is unlike other cuckoos in that it builds its own nest and raises its own young.

Pheasant Coucal

Pheasant Coucal in Breeding Plumage

One early morning pretty much beyond camera range.

Pheasant Coucal

This photo is an old one from about 2004 showing usual colours.

Pheasant Coucal

Pheasant Coucal nonbreeding