Black-billed Coucals or Lesser Black Coucals

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The Black-billed Coucals (Centropus bernsteini) - also known as Lesser Black Coucals or Bernstein's Coucals - occur naturaly in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, were these cuckoos have a very large range. Hence, this species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable.

Recognized Subspecies and Ranges

  • Centropus bernsteini bernsteini (Schlegel, 1866) - Nominate Form
    • Found in western and central New Guinea east to Simbang and the Sattelberg.

  • Centropus bernsteini manam (Mayr, 1937)
    • Found on Manam Island (also known as Manam Motu), situated in northeastern New Guinea.

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