Long Tailed Koel

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Pacific Long Tailed Cuckoo in Flight in Fiji

Fact Card

COMMON NAME: LONG-TAILED KOEL
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Urodynamis taitensis
TYPE: Migrant
DIET: Long-tailed cuckoo eat mostly insects. They also eat bird eggs and nestling birds, adult birds and lizards. They occasionally eat fruit and seeds.
RECORDED SIGHTINGS: Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau
GROUP NAME:  KINGDOMAnimalia / PHYLUMChordata / CLASSAves
ORDERCuculiformes / FAMILYCuculidae / GENUSUrodynamis

Video: Long Tailed Koel

Audio: Long Tailed Koel

IUCN Red List Status

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species - Category Scale Least Concern

References

  • IUCN (2016, October 1). Long-tailed Koel. IUCN Red List. Retrieved September 18, 2023, from Link
  • [Hervé JACOB]. (2018, September 15). Long-tailed Koel Urodynamis taitensis [Video]. Macaulay Library. Link
  • [Josep del Hoyo]. (2013, February 13). Long-tailed Koel Urodynamis taitensis [Audio]. Macaulay Library. Link
  • Pacific long-tailed cuckoo. (2023, May 13). In Wikipedia. Link

Additional Sources of Information

  • NatureFiji-MareqetiViti is Fiji’s only domestic NGO working solely for the conservation and sustainable management of Fiji’s unique natural heritage – Link

 

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