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Pheasant Coucal Centropus phasianinus

Described by: Latham (1801)
Alternate common name(s): Common Coucal, Timor Coucal
Old scientific name(s): Centropus phasianius, Centropus phasianius


Samsonvale, Queensland, Australia - Apr 21, 2003 © Tom Tarrant  Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia - 1973 © Hans&Judy Beste  Northern Territory, Australia - Oct, 2002 © Douglas Bolt 
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Lesser Sundas, New Guinea and n. Australia;
Two major populations;
(1) Ec. Lesser Sundas (Timor Is.).
(2) N. New Guinea and adjacent Papuan Is.
(3) S. New Guinea.
(4) Se. New Guinea.
(5) E. New Guinea, Yule Is. and D'Entrecasteaux Archipelago (Goodenough, Fergusson Is.).
(6) N. and c. Australia (n. Western Australia (Lake Kununurra) and Northern Territory (Fogg Dam and Yellow Waters cruise in Kakadu National Park) to c. Queensland in sugar cane fields around Cairns and Bundaberg).
(7) Ne. Australia (c. Queensland to ne. New South Wales).


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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