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Blue-headed Coucal

Centropus monachus Rüppell, 1837

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Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Blue-headed Coucal - Centropus monachus Martin St-Michel 2015-03-06 Bigodi Swamp, southeast of Kibale NP, Bunyoro, Kamwenge (former division) (Uganda) (1200 m) song -

Habitat: swamp, secondary evergreen forest, garden, field.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

265438
xeno-canto.org
Blue-headed Coucal - Centropus monachus John van der Woude ??-09-2009 Gamba area , Ogooué-Maritime (Gabon) (? m) song (A) -   40013
xeno-canto.org
Blue-headed Coucal - Centropus monachus Peter Boesman 2015-12-18 Lake Awassa, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (Ethiopia) song - [sono] 300086
xeno-canto.org
Blue-headed Coucal - Centropus monachus David C. Moyer 25 May 2008 Kamembe, Rwanda, Cyangugu (Rwanda) (1500 m) Duet (A) -   83849
xeno-canto.org
Blue-headed Coucal - Centropus monachus Patrik Åberg 2017-11-06 Kakum NP, Central (Ghana) (140 m) song -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

399988
xeno-canto.org
Blue-headed Coucal - Centropus monachus BurBenj 2021-08-14 Bakoumba, Lekoko, Haut-Ogooue, Lékoko (Gabon) (550 m) uncertain -

From a sedges swamp

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

669311
xeno-canto.org
Blue-headed Coucal - Centropus monachus fischeri Mike Nelson 2012-04-01 Mt Kupe, Nature Trail, Nyasoso, Sud-Ouest (Cameroon) (700 m) Song (A) - singing from thick farmbush next to some agricultural fields 99041
xeno-canto.org
Blue-headed Coucal - Centropus monachus fischeri Andrew Spencer 2014-12-16 Baro River just west of Gambela, Gambela Peoples (Ethiopia) (440 m) call -

calls from a bird perched prominently on a tall bush at the edge of a large grassy wet area.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

278368
xeno-canto.org
Blue-headed Coucal - Centropus monachus fischeri Bram Piot 2019-07-14 Kibira Forest NP (Teza), Muramvya (Burundi) (2200 m) song -

Quite distant bird singing on edge of forest and tea plantation

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

487754
xeno-canto.org
Blue-headed Coucal - Centropus monachus Peter Boesman 2022-03-12 Atewa Farmbush, Sagyimase, East Akim (Ghana) song -

Duet

718956
xeno-canto.org
Blue-headed Coucal - Centropus monachus BurBenj 2021-08-15 Bakoumba, Lekoko, Haut-Ogooue, Lékoko (Gabon) (550 m) uncertain -

From a sedges swamp

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

669328
xeno-canto.org
Blue-headed Coucal - Centropus monachus James Bradley 2018-11-10 Uasin Gishu County, Uasin Gishu (Kenya) (2200 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

444682
xeno-canto.org
Blue-headed Coucal - Centropus monachus fischeri Andrew Spencer 2014-12-14 Baro River, 3 km east of Gambela, Gambela Peoples (Ethiopia) (440 m) song -

song from a bird perched mostly hidden in tall grassy growth along a large river.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

278211
xeno-canto.org
Blue-headed Coucal - Centropus monachus Lars Lachmann 2018-01-30 Oke-Eri/Ogbogbo, Ijebu ode, Ogun State, Ogun (Nigeria) (120 m) call, song -

two birds present, song probably given in duet. File composed out of two separate recordings made at the same occasion

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

401849
xeno-canto.org
Blue-headed Coucal - Centropus monachus fischeri Frank Lambert 2018-11-25 Hippo Point, Kisumu, Kisumu County, Homa Bay (Kenya) (1100 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

469192
xeno-canto.org
Blue-headed Coucal - Centropus monachus Jacek Betleja 2015-03-09 Awassa, Sidama, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (Ethiopia) (1700 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

294394
xeno-canto.org
Blue-headed Coucal - Centropus monachus fischeri Mike Nelson 03-03-10 Brimsu Reservoir, Ghana, Central (Ghana) (100 m) Song (C) - Several birds recorded over a 15 minute period singing back and forth to each other. 45535
xeno-canto.org
Blue-headed Coucal - Centropus monachus Martin St-Michel 2015-03-06 Bigodi Swamp, southeast of Kibale NP, Bunyoro, Kamwenge (former division) (Uganda) (1200 m) song -

Habitat: secondary evergreen forest, swamp, garden.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

265446
xeno-canto.org
Blue-headed Coucal - Centropus monachus monachus P. C. Rasmussen 27 Jun 2009 Ethiopia: Sidama Zone; Wondo Genet (7.087, 38.638) , Ethiopia (Ethiopia) (1854 m) song - quality: below average 4414
avocet.zoology.msu.edu
Blue-headed Coucal - Centropus monachus James Bradley 2018-11-10 Acacia Forest 1 @ Burnt Forest, Rift Valley, Kenya, Rift Valley (Kenya)   -   297550511
macaulaylibrary.org
Blue-headed Coucal - Centropus monachus Myles E. W. North 1962-06-03 ENTEBBE, Uganda, Uganda (Uganda)   -   8573
macaulaylibrary.org
Blue-headed Coucal - Centropus monachus William P. Widdowson 2005-07-16 , Western (Uganda)   -   236556
macaulaylibrary.org
Blue-headed Coucal - Centropus monachus Andres Angulo 2019-03-06 Mbam et Djerem national park, island near second camp, ecotone savanna-forest, Adamaoua (Cameroon) (750 m) song -

Same males as XC468008.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

468009
xeno-canto.org
Blue-headed Coucal - Centropus monachus Peter Boesman 2022-03-12 Auto selected 6.28211, -0.48553, Eastern, Ghana, Eastern (Ghana)   - Duet 434618591
macaulaylibrary.org
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