- Madagascar Island is home to almost 250 different species of birds. But, 44% of them are found nowhere else in the world. One of such unique bird of Madagascar is blue coua. It is a non-parasitic member of the cuckoo bird family. The blue couas are also called as Madagascar coucal. They renowned for their striking deep blue plumage.
- The blue couas can be 17-19.7 inches in length and weigh up to 235 g. Nearly every part of their body is blue in color. The dark blue plumage and light blue skin around their eye are very attractive. Unfortunately, this beautiful bird of Madagascar may go extinct in the near future due to hunting.
- Unlike other cuckoo birds, the blue couas build their own nests. They use the leaves and twigs to build their nest. The nests of blue couas usually remain hidden in the trees of bushes. They only lay one egg during the breeding season. Interestingly, blue couas also incubates their own eggs.