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White-browed coucal

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Typical habitats for white-browed coucals (Centropus superciliosus) include reedbeds, seasonal pans, rank grass and thickets, usually near water. Observed singly or in pairs and will perch in the sun when wet from early morning dew to dry off. Can swim and has been reported carrying young between thighs.

Distribution: Caprivi, Chobe River and National Park, Okavango Delta and Epupa Falls.

Diet: Forages close to the flames of grass fires, among vegetation and on the ground including grasshoppers, crabs, snails, mice, beetles, tree-frogs, lizards and snakes.

Description: Can be heard in the early morning calling from the top of a bush and sometimes on moonlit nights.

Breeding: Between 3 and 5 eggs are laid between December and January in a large, deep bowl with a side entrance built of blades of grass and stems and lined with grass, roots and leaves. Incubation is performed by both sexes for a period of 15 days.

Size: 41cm. Weight: 170g.

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