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Pheasant Coucals

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The Pheasant Coucals (Centropus phasianinus) is a species of cuckoo found in Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea.



It inhabits subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and mangrove forests.



The Pheasant Coucal’s summer voice is a low descending ‘boop boop boop’. Its winter voice is a sharp hissing.



Timor Pheasant Coucal, Centropus phasianinus mui – extinct – late 20th century?



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