Common Name: Greater Coucal
Scientific Name: Centropus sinensis
Family: Cuculidae
Nepali Name: Dhade Gokul ( ढाडे गोकुल )
Size: 48 cm
Location: Kashara, Chitwan

The Greater Coucal is found at elevations ranging from 75m to 365m above sea level. The adults have a glossy black and purple head, body, and a long, dark green tail, along with chestnut brown wings. Their eyes are deep red, and they have a strong, blackish bill and dark grey legs.

They prefer lush habitats such as wetlands, marshes, and forest edges, and their diet consists of insects, caterpillars, snails, and small vertebrates.

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