Kagu or cagou, Rhynochetos jubatus is a crested, long-legged, and bluish-grey bird endemic to the dense mountain forests of New Caledonia

A kagu walking on the ground in the forest.
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A kagu walks along the forest floor searching for food.

Kagu or cagou, Rhynochetos jubatus is a crested, long-legged, and bluish-grey bird endemic to the dense mountain forests of New Caledonia

kagu with orange flowers in background
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The Kagu uses its beak to find insects and invertebrates in the ground.

Kagu from New Caledonia in upright stance with raised crest and wings extended.

Kagu in upright stance with raised crest and wings extended.
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Kagu from New Caledonia in upright stance with raised crest and wings extended.

Closeup of a kagu’s face, featuring red eyes, red-orange bill and nasal corns.

Closeup of a kagu's face, featuring red eyes, red-orange bill and nasal corns.
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Closeup of a kagu’s face, featuring red eyes, red-orange bill and nasal corns.

Three kagus walk side by side through the forest. Rhynochetos jubatus.

Three kagus walk side by side through the forest. Rhynochetos jubatus.
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Three kagus walk side by side through the forest. Rhynochetos jubatus.

Kagu perching on a root in New Caledonia. Rhynochetos jubatus.

Kagu perching on a root in New Caledonia. Rhynochetos jubatus.
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Kagu perching on a root in New Caledonia. Rhynochetos jubatus.

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