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May 21, 2017

Ever heard of an Indian Greater Coucal? No?

    Photo above: STR/AFP/Getty Images - Photo below: Shantanu Kavaskar
How about a
Crow Pheasant?
The Indian Greater Coucal, or Crow Pheasant (Centropus sinensis) seen above with a lizard in its mouth was photographed in Mandore, Jodhpur, north-west India.   It is the size of an ordinary Crow and is a member of the Cuckoo order of birds.   It has a long tail and coppery brown wings.   They are poor flyers and often clamber about in vegetation or or walk on the ground foraging for insects, eggs and nestlings of other birds.
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