Described in the Philippine field guide as an uncommon skulker, the Rufous Coucal is a Luzon-only endemic inhabiting the understory of lowland forests, usually associated with bamboo and thickets. They travel in small groups and their raucous and raspy staccato calls often give their away their presence.
The easiest place to look for them will be Subic Bay, a short two-hour drive from Manila.
Rufous Coucal, Centropus unirufus
November 2012, Ilanin Forest, Subic Bay, Zambales, Luzon, Philippines
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