Crested coua

The crested coua is a type of cuckoo bird. The male and female of a pair cooperate to care for their chicks. Crested coua chicks have unique red and white markings inside their mouths that look like bull’s eyes, presumably to show their parents where to put the food.

Fact File

lengthLength: Up to 1.5 ft
weightWeight: 3.5 oz
habitatHabitat: Forest, grassland and shrubland
dietDiet: Insects and other small animals; fruits and berries