Showing posts with label Centropus sinensis. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Centropus sinensis. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Greater Coucal - Centropus sinensis, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.




Useful because it eats up the snails and molluscs in the garden. It is a danger to the chicks of other birds. It raids the nests just before the chicks take flight and has a good meal of the chicks.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

'Greater Coucal' - Centropus sinensis, Avissawella, Sri Lanka

A predator, kills all the garden snails but it also plucks and eats fledgling chicks from birds' nests, just when they are about to fly.
Video:-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fgApAOD0UI