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Old World ground-living cuckoo having a long dagger-like hind claw

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On a short game drive, I saw Burchell's coucal, African fish eagle, lilac-breasted rollers and carmine bee-eaters, while grey-crowned cranes, black-headed herons and yellow-billed storks were among the throng foraging on an exposed riverbed.
Among the resident birds, common hoopoe, purple sunbird, little cormorant, Indian roller, white- throated kingfisher, spot billed duck, rose- ringed parakeet, red- collared dove, laughing dove and greater coucal are highly prone to respiratory ailments.
Meanwhile, the common coucal (bubut), which booms out its "buut, buut, buut" call at the approach of dusk--and for this reason could never have become an omen-bearer, since people do not leave their houses on any normal enterprise at that time of day--is reputed to project news from the location of call, both good and bad.
Long brown feathers stick out of the radiator vents, from when Cecily couldn't stop in time for the coucal that dashed across the road in front of her.
I soak in the stereophonic effect created by coucal birds, their cuckoo sounds intermittently broken by the rustling of the tree branches by the traveling monkeys.
Pizzey compares the song of the pheasant coucal to water glugging from a bottle and the song of the white-tailed nightjar to an axe repeatedly striking a hollow log.
25 million hectares in 1990 1990 1997 Year of Year of Name release Name release SAMWHIT 7 1990 PROINTA PUNTAL 1994 COUCAL 1988 BUCK GUARANI 1993 B.
42) Pascoe's Ruby-Eyed Coucal (43) imagines the possibility of 'mounting a legal challenge to the principle of terra nullius based on ancient trade and cultural links between China, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the peoples of Arnhem land'.
Rare or endangered birds include the Ceylon wood pigeon Columba torringtonii), the green-billed coucal (Centropus chlororhynchus), the whiteheaded starling (Sturnus senex), the Ceylon blue magpie (Cissa ornata), and the laughing thrush (Garrulax cinereifrons), all of which are endemic.
On 4 September 2015, the oil pipeline operator - the Coucal association - informed Maurel & Prom of a force majeure situation disrupting crude oil shipments on the 12-inch section between Coucal and the junction with the 18-inch Rabi Nord oil pipeline.
So the falcon became the eagle, the coucal became the drongo and the grey francolin became the Indian partridge.
Set in the Border Ranges between NSW and Queensland we meet some of the residents of that area in this beautiful book--four ground birds, the Nightjar, the Lyrebird, the Coucal and the Pitta.
40) Bruce Pascoe's Ruby-Eyed Coucal (41) imagines the possibility of 'mounting a legal challenge to the principle of terra nullius based on ancient trade and cultural links between C hina, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the peoples of Arnhem land.
The bubut bird depicted here is thought by the Iban to call out to the souls of the dead in an attempt to persuade them not to cross over into the otherworld; hence, in the visible world, the call of the burung bubut (the common coucal, Centropus sinensis Stephens) is said to signify that someone has just died.