Senegal coucal

Where the ranges of this species and Burchell's Coucal overlap, identification difficulties arise: Senegal Coucal lacks the fine barring on the rump and base of the tail. It differs from larger Coppery-tailed Coucal by its smaller size and by the brighter chestnut colouring on the wings and back.
Juvenile of this species and juvenile Coppery-tailed Coucal are indistinguishable in the field except on size.
Tangled vegetation and long grass, often near water.
Bubbling song, very similar to that of Burchell's Coucal.


(en) Senegal coucal
(sc) Centropus senegalensis
(nl) Senegalese spoorkoekoek
(af) Senegalvleiloerie