The Giant Coua (Coua gigas) is a bird species from the Coua genus in the cuckoo family that is endemic to the dry forests of western and southern Madagascar. It is suggested that Couas probably originated from a particular Asian ground-cuckoo (Dinets 2007). Genus Coua contains 10 species, more than any other genus in Madagascar (Moreau 1966).
I took these photos in Ankarafantsika National Park.
Unlike the ones I saw, this Giant Coua has no aspirations to lead a birding group and was content to stay still and be filmed.