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Malagasy Coucal, non-breeding plumage, Ankarana, Madagascar Found in the Ankarana dry forest. In its non-breeding plumage, it has the streaked pattern as seen on the photo. Here&#039;s a reference photo of its breeding plumage:<br />
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Malagasy Coucal, non-breeding plumage, Ankarana, Madagascar

Found in the Ankarana dry forest. In its non-breeding plumage, it has the streaked pattern as seen on the photo. Here's a reference photo of its breeding plumage:
http://01271bfede0954168758-da1041207dde8e2d0a75af6fbedebedf.r83.cf1.rackcdn.com/20080114043358.jpg

    comments (4)

  1. Nice and close , nice and sharp , good light and a lot better than my Coucal pic,s. Well done. Posted 4 years ago
    1. A bit too high ISO for my liking, but it was a rushed shot, so thank you. Posted 4 years ago
  2. so cool! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 4 years ago

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The Malagasy coucal or Madagascar coucal is a species of cuckoo in the family Cuculidae. It is found in Madagascar and in the Seychelles, where it occurs on Aldabra and was formerly present on Assumption Island and Cosmoledo. Its natural habitats are dense vegetation in subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, mangrove forests, rough grassland, marshes and reedbeds.

Similar species: Turacos, Cuckoos
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded May 10, 2016. Captured Oct 17, 2015 08:43 in 6, Madagascar.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/5.6
  • 1/80s
  • ISO1600
  • 290mm