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[Photo] Pheasant Coucal (Centropus phasianinus). Atherton Tablelands, QLD, Australia. A member of the cuckoo family, this species is Australia's largest. It is the only non-arboreal cuckoo in Australia, and the only one that builds its own nest. Source: Flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/16520061@N08/2122706048/). Date: Taken on October 21, 2006. Author: kookr (www.flickr.com/photos/16520061@N08/).
The Pheasant Coucal (Centropus phasianinus) is a species of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family. It is found in Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.
Three species are recognised: phasianinus, melanurus, thierfelderi.
The pheasant coucal's summer voice is a low descending 'boop boop boop'. It's winter voice is a sharp hissing.
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