Lesser Cuckoo

Scientific Name: Cuculus poliocephalus
Common Name: Lesser Cuckoo

Identifying Features: male has grey body,  black-barred white underparts, dark eyes, yellow eye-ring

Fun Facts:

  • In Japan, the bird is called hototogisu and frequently praised for its song.
  • In Korean literature, the song of the lesser cuckoo represents the sound of sadness.
  • Sings and forages in the canopy of lowland and foothill forests.


This image was clicked by Clarence Coorayvia Flickr.

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