Thursday, November 29, 2018

Birding Notes: Philippine Coucal Spotted in Banaue, Ifugao

Philippine coucal (sabukot) C. viridis © 2018 Oggie Ramos
Got lucky having seen and captured this sabukot or Philippine coucal on the treetops of the hill at the back of DDD Heritage Inn in Tam-am, Bissang, Banaue, Ifugao a week ago. We may have not lucked out in capturing any during our foray into the Eco Trail of Camp John Hay in Baguio but we were amply rewarded during subsequent birding trips in Bontoc and Banaue. 

Name: Philippine coucal 
Scientific Name: Centropus viridis 
Conservation Status: Population stable 
Family: Cuculidae 
Notes: Endemic to the Philippines, member of the cuckoos
Location spotted:  Tam-an, Bissang, Banaue, Ifugao
Month:  November 2018
Image:  © 2018 Oggie Ramos | Nikon B700 


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