Pied Cuckoo

Scientific Name :
Clamator jacobinus
Status (IUCN) :
Least Concern (LC)

The Jacobin cuckoo (Clamator jacobinus), pied cuckoo or pied crested cuckoo is a member of the cuckoo order of birds that is found in Africa and Asia. It is partially migratory and in India, it has been considered a harbinger of the monsoon rains due to the timing of its arrival. It has been associated with a bird in Indian mythology and poetry, known as the chataka represented as a bird with a beak on its head that waits for rains to quench its thirst.

Source: Wikipedia

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