- a large coucal, Centropus sinensis, of Asia, having black and brown plumage and a long tail.
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Examples from the Web for crow-pheasant
The crow-pheasant is one of the most familiar of Indian birds.
There is something very pompous about the strut of the crow-pheasant.
The coucal or crow-pheasant, for example, is divided up into three local races.Jungle Folk
The whoot, whoot, whoot of the crow-pheasant booms from almost every thicket.A Bird Calendar for Northern India
The common coucal or crow-pheasant (Centropus sinensis) is a cuckoo that builds a nest and incubates its eggs.Birds of the Indian Hills