from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A large East Indian ground-cuckoo, Centropus rufipennis.
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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 _whoot_, _whoot_, _whoot_ of the crow-pheasant booms from almost every thicket.
The call of this bird, which continues later in the year than that of the common cuckoo, is not unlike the _whoot-whoot-whoot_ of the crow-pheasant or coucal.
It hops about in thick bushes with considerable address, much as a crow-pheasant does.
The common coucal or crow-pheasant (_Centropus sinensis_) is a cuckoo that builds a nest and incubates its eggs.