|At Anjajavy Forest, Madagascar|
Cuculus cristatus Linnaeus, 1766
The crested coua (Coua cristata) is a medium-sized, approximately 44 cm long, greenish-grey coua with grey crest, blue bare orbital skin, rufous breast, brown iris, black bill and legs, white belly and long white-tipped purplish-blue tail feathers. They are very attractive birds.
The diet consists mainly of various insects, fruits, berries, seeds, snails and chameleons. The female usually lays two white eggs in nest made from twigs.
Widespread and a common species throughout its large habitat range, the crested coua is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
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