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Crested Cuckoo

Clamator jacobinus


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 or Papiha and represented as a bird with a beak on its head that waits for rains to quench its thirst. (


Africa and Asia


I found it in Dindigul, Tamil Nadu State, India

1 Species ID Suggestions

Cody.conway 11 years ago
Crested Cuckoo
Clamator Jacobinus

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VincentVanur 11 years ago

Thank you, Cody.conway. I have edited my spotting accordingly.

VincentVanur 11 years ago

Thank you, Toucan

VincentVanur 11 years ago

Thank you, AliHp

Toucan 11 years ago

Great shot!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 11 years ago

so sweet!

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Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Feb 4, 2011
Submitted on Jan 15, 2013

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