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Pheasant Coucal

Natural Sciences Collection

Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT)

Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT)

The Pheasant Coucal (Centropus phasianinus) is a large, ground-dwelling cuckoo. They form lasting pairs and, unlike other Australian cuckoos, build their own nests and raise their young themselves. The nest is usually hidden in thick grass or in weedy thickets, and is a platform of sticks, grasses or rushes, lined with leaves and grasses.

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  • Title: Pheasant Coucal
  • Creator: Natural Sciences Collection
  • Medium: Taxidermy skin mount

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