Words nearby coucal
Origin of coucal
Examples from the Web for coucal
But the sight of an insect on the lawn causes the coucal to throw dignity to the winds.
Unfortunately for the peace of mankind the coucal is not the only cuckoo that lifts up its voice in the night.
The nest of the crow-pheasant or coucal is a massive structure, globular in shape, with the entrance at one side.A Bird Calendar for Northern India|Douglas Dewar
I have never actually observed it pick anything off a leaf, for the coucal is of a retiring disposition.
But for the fact that the brown wings do not match well with the rest of the plumage, I should call the coucal a handsome bird.