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crow-pheasant

[kroh-fez-uh nt]
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noun
  1. a large coucal, Centropus sinensis, of Asia, having black and brown plumage and a long tail.
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Historical Examples

  • The crow-pheasant is one of the most familiar of Indian birds.

    Glimpses of Indian Birds

    Douglas Dewar

  • 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

    Douglas Dewar

  • The whoot, whoot, whoot of the crow-pheasant booms from almost every thicket.

  • The common coucal or crow-pheasant (Centropus sinensis) is a cuckoo that builds a nest and incubates its eggs.