Coquerel's Coua

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.

The Coquerel's Coua is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Coquerel's Coua, Coua coquereli, at the Ampijoroa Forestry Station. Home Back Additional information about this image: Created by: David R. Parks Published by: Missouri Botanical Garden Edited by: Debbie Windus Date edited: 2000/09/20 More

In unburned forest, Coquerel's Coua (Coua coquereli) was restricted to places where tree dispersion and stem density were the most important variables in their foraging sites. The Red- capped Coua Coua ruficeps foraged more often at places where understorey vegetation was not well developed. Burning was not beneficial for Coquerel's Coua, because this species was restricted to favourable foraging sites and had to increase its territory size to find its food. Burning may be favourable for the Red-capped Coua, by increasing prey detectability. More

All, like the Coquerel's Coua (left) have red or blue bare skin around the eye; six of the species (including Coquerel's) are terrestrial. In these respects, they remind me of the ground-cuckoos of the New World. During a November 1992 tour of Madagascar, we saw all nine species and I really got to like couas. The Running Coua Coua cursor of southwestern Madagascar ran across the back-country roads, as do roadrunners out here in the American West. More

Coquerel's Coua The Coquerel's Coua (Coua coquereli) is a species of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family. It is endemic to Madagascar.Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. See more at More

Order : Cuculiformes
Family : Cuculidae
Genus : Coua
Species : coquereli
Authority : Grandidier, 1867