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Verreaux's Coua.  Coua verreauxi,Geotagged,Madagascar,Verreauxs coua,Winter Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. Both Couas are hard to get a clear view of (in my experience) yet you got perfect poses on both of them. Is it a matter of patience? Posted 4 years ago
    1. I have a couple of set rules that you or anyone could use. Firstly i never travel with a group instead i always travel with a mate and share all costs 50-50. If you both have a keen interest in photography then you have four eyes working all the time. Probably the most important thing to do and this can be cost restrictive is to find the best bird guide you can afford. Put a list of the birds you and your mate would like to photograph pass this onto the guide some time before you start the trip this will give him/her time to work out a good solid plan before you arrive. This will not work for everyone when travelling abroad but it keeps things a lot simpler. Posted 4 years ago
      1. Thank you so much for the trips. Through experience I indeed learned that traveling with the smallest group possible indeed works wonder, as well as having an enthusiastic guide. Our first years abroad were with larger groups, people not genuinely interested in nature or photography, and that just misaligns. Posted 4 years ago
  2. I've busy come back from a few days in Madagascar and I can vouch for the fact that group travel isn't the best for bird watching. Rain isn't good either for anything, especially lemurs! We had a great guide though. If I go again I will certainly book with him. Posted 3 years ago
  3. Brilliant photo - and yes, small groups are the best.
    Posted 9 months ago

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Verreaux's coua is a species of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family. It is endemic to Madagascar. According to a BBC documentary, it is found only near a salt lake in the southern part of the island. The lake is 16 km long but only a couple of metres deep. The area has been drying out for the last 40,000 years and the organisms living here have become adapted to conserve water.

The bird's name commemorates French ornithologist and collector Jules Verreaux.

Its natural habitat.. more

Similar species: Turacos, Cuckoos
Species identified by Back Water Fox
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Uploaded May 1, 2016. Captured Aug 31, 2015 02:50 in Unnamed Road, Madagascar.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/4.0
  • 1/1328s
  • ISO200
  • 500mm