Scientific Name: Cuculus poliocephalus Common Name: Lesser Cuckoo
Identifying Features: male has grey body, black-barred white underparts, dark eyes, yellow eye-ring
- 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 Cooray – via Flickr.
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