Origin of coucal
Examples from the Web for coucal
Historical Examples of coucal
The coucal or crow-pheasant, for example, is divided up into three local races.
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
But the sight of an insect on the lawn causes the coucal to throw dignity to the winds.Glimpses of Indian Birds
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.
I have never actually observed it pick anything off a leaf, for the coucal is of a retiring disposition.