White-browed Coucal

Centropus superciliosus

White-browed Coucal, Centropus superciliosus, photo © by Michael Plagens.

Nairobi National Park, Kenya. 13 October 2016.

From Wikipedia: The white-browed coucal is a medium-sized bird, 36 to 42 cm in length. The sexes are similar, adults having a blackish crown and nape, a white supercilium, rufous-brown back, chestnut wings, blackish rump and black tail, glossed with green, with a white tip. The underparts are creamy-white, the eyes red, the beak black, and the legs and feet greyish-black or black. Juveniles have rufous streaking on the crown, a faint buff supercilium, barred upper parts and darker underparts. It inhabits especially areas of dense scrub through much of Kenya.

Cuculidae -- Cuckoo Family


  • Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Zimmerman et al.
  • Birds of East Africa by Stevenson and Fanshawe

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

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