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.
Where have you seen this bird? Let us know in the comments below. You can also share a photo of this bird clicked by you by sending it to email@example.com