Friends in My Garden- 55

Greater Coucal- 2

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Sitting on my parapet

My Second post on Greater Coucal or Crow Pheasant (Centropus sinensis).
These regular visitors to my garden are not much scared of my presence, as the pictures show.

Greater Coucals are as big as a crow, with reddish brown wings and unmissable red eyes. They are found in wide range of habitats from jungle to urban gardens and are residents of Indian subcontinent. These birds forage on the ground or among the foliage for insects, lizards etc.

During breeding season, they appear in pairs.
Greater coucal has a deep resonant โ€œkhoomp-khoomp-khoompโ€ฆโ€ sound. In the early mornings I can hear a pair calling out, one responding to the other.

The deep calls are associated with superstitious beliefs of spirits and ill omens, though irrational!
In my State the sight of this bird is considered as a good omen!!

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The juvenile
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And a bath on the terrace

 

 

26 thoughts on “Friends in My Garden- 55

  1. (EN) The peeks in your garden are always so interesting and filled with wonderful shots. Thanks so much for sharing, Indira๐Ÿ˜Š
    (IT) Le sbirciatine nel tuo giardino sono sempre cosรฌ interessanti e piene di meravigliosi scatti. Grazie molte per la condivisione Indira ๐Ÿ˜Š

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