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coucal

(ˈkuːkæl; -kəl)
n
(Animals) any ground-living bird of the genus Centropus, of Africa, S Asia, and Australia, having long strong legs: family Cuculidae (cuckoos)
[C19: from French, perhaps from couc(ou) cuckoo + al(ouette) lark]
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Noun1.coucal - Old World ground-living cuckoo having a long dagger-like hind claw
cuckoo - any of numerous European and North American birds having pointed wings and a long tail
Centropus, genus Centropus - a genus of Cuculidae
Centropus sinensis, crow pheasant - common coucal of India and China
Centropus phasianinus, pheasant coucal, pheasant cuckoo - Australian bird with a tail like a pheasant
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Aldabra has five species that are potential nest predators: the terrestrial Robber Crab (Birgus latro), Malagasy Kestrel (Falco newtoni), Malagasy Coucal (Centropus toulou), Pied Crow (Corvus albus), and black rat (Rattus rattus), the latter being an introduced species.
The Company expects a material improvement in export capacity from the area once its wholly-owned and operated 10-inch export pipeline from Obangue directly to Coucal is completed.
66 (Streptopelia decaocto) 27 Greater Coucal R (Centropus sinensis) 28 Grey Francolin R 4.
Completion of the pipeline is scheduled for June 2006 and subsequent commissioning of the pipeline is planned to coincide with the completion of the Tsiengui Central Production Facility ("CPF") and the Coucal Export Pump Station.
40/bbl for proved plus probable ("2P") reserves; - Commenced construction of a 10-inch export pipeline 33 km from Tsiengui to Coucal to handle all of the Company's current and future production from Obangue, Tsiengui and Awoun; - Commenced Tsiengui production in June, contracted a drilling rig for a two-year drilling programme, and began development drilling by year- end in the Tsiengui field; - Acquired interests in 539,000 acres (218,000 hectares) of exploration lands including a 25.
Construction of the 29 km 10" export pipeline from Tsiengui to Coucal is progressing as planned, with the pipeline expected to be commissioned by July 2006.
Approximately 26 kilometers of 10-inch diameter line pipe has been delivered to Port Gentil, Gabon along with the associated valves, fittings and materials to construct the export pipeline south between Obangue and the Total-operated Coucal field.
PanOcean is constructing a 26 kilometre, 10-inch diameter, crude oil export pipeline from the Company's Obangue Field south to the Total-operated Coucal facility.
The Tsiengui to Coucal export pipeline is being completed and commissioning was delayed approximately 60 days due to delayed arrival of SCADA instrumentation equipment - commissioning is now expected in September; - Exploration success with an appraisal well on the east flank of Obangue - the well encountered high quality Gamba and Dentale reservoirs and is expected to expand the size of the field significantly.
While the Company continues to be constrained by the capacity limits at Avocette, significant progress has been made during the quarter on the next phase of the export pipeline, a ten-inch line direct from Obangue to Coucal.
The balance of the export pipeline system construction remaining is an export pumping and metering station immediately downstream of the Total Coucal facility.