The White-Browed Coucal (Centropus superciliosus) is a common sub-Saharan African cuckoo. It is also called the Lark-Heeled Cuckoo.
The White-Browed Coucal has a black crown and back of the neck, a white supercilium (eyebrow line), a rufous (red-brown) back, chestnut wings, a black rump, and a glossy black-green tail with a white tip. Its underparts are creamy-white. It has red eyes, a black beak, and grey-black legs and feet.
The White-Browed Coucal is a medium-sized bird, growing to 42 centimetres (17 inches) in length.
It is native to eastern and southern Africa, and the southwestern part of the Arabian Peninsula. It inhabits areas with thick scrub.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM