The Crested Coua is often very vocal before sunset. It gives loud, descending “guay-guay-guay-guay-gwuck” and often several birds call together and respond to each other’s, creating a melodious twilight chorus.
Crested coua chicks have white circles on the inside of its mouth that look like targets to help the parent birds find them in the nest. These distinctive marks alert the parents that the chick is hungry and begging for food.
This species may be seen in our Madagascar Aviary.