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Pied Cuckoo (Clamator jacobinus jacobinus)

Pied Cuckoo (Clamator jacobinus jacobinus), Yala National Park, Sri Lanka


The Jacobin cuckoo, pied cuckoo, or pied crested cuckoo (Clamator jacobinus) 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 Chatak represented as a bird with a beak on its head that waits for rains to quench its thirst.


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Taken on March 7, 2015