Centropus phasianinus

Centropus phasianinus

Centropus phasianinus

(Pheasant Coucal)

FAMILY

Centropodidae

Species

Centropus phasianinus

Common name

Pheasant Coucal

Main colour

Black–brown

Distinctive feature

Black with brown bars, long tail, low flying, body 62 cm

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

This species can often be seen running across the road and then finally taking flight. This bird has a long black tail with greyish bar,. the body is black, and the wings are black with chestnut-brown bars dark grey. Legs and feet grey, eyes red, bill.