The brain-fever bird or hawk cuckoo (Hierococcyx varius) is facile princeps.
So persistent is it in calling that it is called in places the brain-fever bird.
The common cuckoo of the hills is the hawk-cuckoo (Hierococcyx varius) or brain-fever bird.
The caller drones out the numbers with a monotony only equalled by the brain-fever bird, and quite as disastrous to the nerves.
The brain-fever bird (Hierococcyx varius)—most vociferous of the cuculine tribe—seems to require no sleep.
As it does not, like the brain-fever bird, talk English, its notes are not easy to reproduce on paper.
The koel is sometimes erroneously called the brain-fever bird.
Anglo-Indians frequently confound the koel with the brain-fever bird.
The brain-fever bird and the koel call so seldom in September that their cries, when heard, cause surprise.
At the mission I used to read about that bird you call the brain-fever bird.