Coua gigas (Giant Coua)

Giant Coua

Dutch: Grote Coua

Order: Cuculiformes
Family: Cuculidae
Genus: Coua
Species: Coua gigas

Many thanks to the Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt, for allowing us to photograph this specimen.

Side, top and bottom view of skull. (Click on image to enlarge)

Length: 69 mm
Length cranium: 38 mm
Width (cranium): 29 mm
Height (cranium): 23 mm
Alternative names: Riesencoua (German), Coua géant (French), Cúa Gigante (Spanish)