coucal in flight

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This magnificent bird is a Pheasant Coucal, a long-tailed cuckoo that grows up to 68cm. While spectacular in the air they fly reluctantly as their tails are heavy. In this capture you can see how one of the two hind toes has a long spur-like- toe-nail.

Acknowledgement: Slaters Field Guide to Australian Birds

 

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