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crow-pheasant

[kroh-fez-uh nt] /ˈkroʊˌfɛz ənt/
noun
1.
a large coucal, Centropus sinensis, of Asia, having black and brown plumage and a long tail.
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  • It hops about in thick bushes with considerable address, much as a crow-pheasant does.

  • The crow-pheasant is one of the most familiar of Indian birds.

    Glimpses of Indian Birds Douglas Dewar
  • The coucal or crow-pheasant, for example, is divided up into three local races.

    Jungle Folk Douglas Dewar
  • There is something very pompous about the strut of the crow-pheasant.

    Glimpses of Indian Birds Douglas Dewar
  • The whoot, whoot, whoot of the crow-pheasant booms from almost every thicket.

  • The common coucal or crow-pheasant (Centropus sinensis) is a cuckoo that builds a nest and incubates its eggs.

  • Other birds that lift up their voices at early dawn are the crow-pheasant, the black partridge and the peacock.

  • The nest of the crow-pheasant or coucal is a massive structure, globular in shape, with the entrance at one side.

  • The crow-pheasant is widely distributed in India, being found in gardens, in cultivated fields, and in the jungle.

    Jungle Folk Douglas Dewar
  • On looking up, I saw a crow-pheasant (Centropus rufipennis) running up a branch in the inimitable manner of his kind.

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