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Short-toed Coucal Centropus rectunguis   - Adult
Short-toed Coucal
Photographer : © Rosli Omar
Location :Taman Negara, Pahang, Malaysia
Date : 30 September 2012
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Bird Family :Centropodidae - Coucals
Red Data Status :Vulnerable
Remarks :Identified at close range by much smaller size than the very similar Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis (37cm vs 52cm), less glossy black head and neck, and dark part of the neck not extending as far back onto the mantle. - RO
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic.
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