The lesser coucal (Centropus bengalensis) is a species of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family. It has a wide distribution range that overlaps with several other similar species. The habitat in which it is found is often marshy land with grass and tree cover. It is distinguished by its smaller size, less prominent bill, pale shaft streaks on the feathers of the head and back. It has a much longer claw on its hind toe and a distinct call. It is also among the few coucals that show season plumage differences but like in other coucals, the sexes cannot be distinguished in the field.
Lesser Coucal
Date Location Count
2021-02-21 17:10Shettybettu 3 Parkala School Side1
2021-02-12 17:41Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserve2
2021-02-06 07:15Kole Wetlands--Thottippal1
2021-02-15 07:50Kerala Agricultural University--General Area1
2021-02-14 07:15KLDB Dhoni Farm Palakkad1
2021-02-18 18:05Chitwan National Park - Tiger Tops Jungle Lodge1
2021-02-15 17:41Chitwan National Park - Sauraha Rapti River Dike1
2021-02-07 07:09Farakka IBA Panchanandapur1
2021-02-26 15:04Fulbari Grassland1
2021-02-14 08:00Teesta Spar JG1
2021-02-24 07:00Baruipur Marshes1
2021-02-13 06:42Munia Zone (Rajarhat)1
2021-02-15 15:48Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata1
2021-02-14 14:57Jaguli grassland3
2021-02-24 13:56SundarbansTiger Reserve--Dobanki camp1
2021-02-05 07:47New Vision Eco City (Dhaka)1
2021-02-14 09:05Orang National Park2
2021-02-13 15:30Hathikhira Tea Estate1
2021-02-12 17:38Kaziranga NP--Western & Central Ranges1
2021-02-04 08:12Kokilamukh- Bar Saral beel2
2021-02-06 06:51Mae Faek paddies1
2021-02-11 14:36Nam Kham Nature Reserve1
2021-02-02 17:59Kaeng Krachan NP--Baan Maka Nature Lodge1
2021-02-01 07:21Huai Khan Hok / Lam Nam Khayai Park1
2021-02-26 17:18Khlong Rang Tong wetlands1
2021-02-08 09:26Tapan Hin paddies (general area)1
2021-02-02 17:26Maha Rat paddies and marshes1
2021-02-18 16:15Kasetsart University [Bang Khen Campus]--Dormitory 1330
2021-02-22 08:01Nong Mu--Raphee Pat Canal paddies and reedbeds1
2021-02-09 16:00Suwintawong 47 Alley overgrown woods and marshes1
2021-02-22 09:16Nong Suang--paddies and reedbeds east of Ruea Canal1
2021-02-09 07:07Bang Phra--fields and farmland east of Hwy. 37022
2021-02-09 08:40Khao Khieo – Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary--Pong Din Dam Reservoir1
2021-02-27 07:30Sungai Burung, Pulau Pinang1
2021-02-25 06:24Kaeng Lawa--"the stakeout bridge" vicinity1
2021-02-11 06:54Kaeng Lawa (general area)2
2021-02-19 07:38Khlong Khok1
2021-02-16 14:16Kaeng Nam Ton1
2021-02-27 08:55Khlong Pla Khun1
2021-02-20 06:00Phnom Krom--rice fields2
2021-02-18 08:13Choa Chu Kang Christian Cemetery1
2021-02-06 17:20Neo Tiew Harvest Lane1
2021-03-02 06:30Kranji Marsh1
2021-02-21 07:04Jurong Lake Gardens (inc. Chinese Garden and Japanese Garden)1
2021-02-13 07:08Windsor Nature Park including Venus Drive and Venus Loop1
2021-02-27 07:15Bukit Brown Cemetery1
2021-02-24 07:30Seletar Aerospace Crescent1
2021-02-28 05:57Saigon--Sala Township1
2021-02-27 09:00儋州湾湿地 (Danzhou Bay Wetlands)1
2021-02-27 16:00Rawa Harapan Indah1
2021-03-01 07:41Coloane Park1
2021-02-20 06:00Pat Heung Catchwater, Tai Lam1
2021-03-01 16:20Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden1
2021-02-14 09:02Lam Tsuen Valley1
2021-02-03 07:58Blok O, Yogyakarta1
2021-02-05 10:31金門--沙崗農場(Kinmen--Shagang Ranch)1
2021-03-02 08:54Mitra Road, Puerto Princesa1
2021-02-24 14:31台南--歸仁台糖沙崙農場南部牧草區(Tainan--Guiren TSC Shalun Farm Southern Pasture))1
2021-02-24 15:40Petulu kokokan1
2021-02-16 08:43Gunung Batur2
2021-02-18 15:06台中--高美濕地IBA (Taichung--Gaomei Wetland IBA)1
2021-03-02 16:30高屏溪IBA--武洛溪下游(Kaoping River IBA--Wuluo River Downstream)1
2021-02-13 07:30屏東--屏東海豐濕地(Pingtung--Pingtung Haifeng Wetland)1
2021-02-20 08:28屏東--東港溪潮州段(Pingtung--Donggang River Chaozhou Section)1
2021-02-19 07:20南投--竹山小黃山風景區(Nantou--Zhushan Xiaohuangshan Sceneic Area)1
2021-02-25 07:00屏東--東港溪老埤段(Pingtung--Donggang River Laopi Section)1
2021-02-11 14:13南投--鹿谷清水溝溪河川魚蝦保護區(Nantou--Lugu Qingshuigou Creek River Fish Reserve)2
2021-02-22 15:59屏東--車城四重溪口(Pingtung--Checheng Sichong River Estuary)1
2021-02-13 07:56Brgy. Laguit Padilla, Bugallon2
2021-03-01 16:44台東--利嘉溪口南岸魚塭/農地(Taitung--Lijia River South Fishponds/Farmlands)1
2021-02-20 09:10台東--利嘉溪口(Taitung--Lijia River Mouth)1
2021-02-02 06:30Canarem Lake and Bird Sanctuary, Victoria1
2021-02-21 09:11台北金山--清水濕地(Jinshan--Qingshui Wetland)1
2021-02-20 09:50宜蘭蘭陽溪口IBA--新南(Lanyang River Estuary IBA--Xinnan)1
2021-02-26 07:30宜蘭竹安IBA--下埔(Zhu'an IBA--Xiapu)1
2021-02-06 10:34宜蘭利澤簡IBA--五十二甲溼地(Lizejian IBA--52-Jia Wetland)1
2021-02-28 07:00宜蘭--南澳溪口全區(含朝陽&南澳農場&南北岸農地)(Yilan--Nan'ao River Mouth (Including Chaoyang & Nan'ao Farm & Farmland of North & South Bank))1
2021-02-13 15:14宜蘭蘭陽溪口IBA--全區(Lanyang River Estuary IBA)1
2021-02-28 15:49台北--貢寮德心宮(Taipei--Gongliao Dexin Temple)1
2021-02-28 07:40台北--田寮洋濕地(Taipei--Tianliaoyang Wetland)1
2021-02-14 07:00Vista Real Classica, Quezon City1
2021-03-01 06:30San Pedro lakeside, Brgy. San Roque1
2021-02-27 07:00San Isidro River, Brgy. San Roque, San Pedro1
2021-02-12 06:25Palo Alto, Tanay1