Showing posts with label Greater Coucal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Greater Coucal. 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.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Greater Coucal - Centropus sinensis, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.


This is a very shy bird. It is seen early in the mornings picking up and eating the snails in the garden. It watches the nests of birds and attacks and eats the young birdlings from the nests before they learn to fly.

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