Red-capped coua

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Red-capped coua
Red-capped Coua RWD2.jpg
Subspecies green-capped coua
C. r. olivaceiceps
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Cuculiformes
Family: Cuculidae
Genus: Coua
C. ruficeps
Binomial name
Coua ruficeps
G.R. Gray, 1846

The red-capped coua (Coua ruficeps) is a species of cuckoo in the family Cuculidae. It is endemic to Madagascar.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest.


  • Coua ruficeps olivaceiceps - sometimes elevated to the species level as Olive-capped coua


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Coua ruficeps". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.