Greater Coucal/ Crow Pheasant
Anyone remember this clumsy character from our childhood? Bird calls instantly take me back to certain memories.
The haunting coop-coop calls reminds me of quiet lazy afternoons. My grandparents house. Summer holidays and dreading it ending. Eating lunch and taking a nap and waking up for evening play time. Coming back and drinking coconut water or lime juice.
I hardly hear this bird anymore. How do you remember it? As a superstition? I was told to make a wish everytime I saw one. Do you remember its jewel like red eye? Or the way it hops and tumbles in the grass and flops around in trees?
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