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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Cuculidae.
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(_Hierococcyx varius_), there is no external difference between the sexes, while in others, such as the Indian koel (_Eudynamis honorata_), and the violet cuckoo (_Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus_), the sexes are very dissimilar.
These are known respectively as the large and the common hawk-cuckoo (_Hierococcyx sparverioides_ and _H. varius_).
The hawk-cuckoo, or brain-fever bird (_Hierococcyx varius_), to which allusion has already been made, deposits its eggs in the nests of various species of babblers.
The brain-fever bird (_Hierococcyx varius_) announces his arrival in the United Provinces by uttering an occasional
The brain-fever bird (_Hierococcyx varius_) is now in full voice, and may be heard, both by day and by night, in all parts of Northern India, east of Umballa.
_Hierococcyx varius_ and _Coccystes melanoleucus_.