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Looking into the fiery eyes The red eyes of a greater coucal certainly does a good job in warding of enemies.  And combined with its hissing, it definitely becomes a scary opponent. Centropus sinensis,Greater Coucal,animal,bird,geotagged,india,nature,wildlife Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Looking into the fiery eyes

The red eyes of a greater coucal certainly does a good job in warding of enemies. And combined with its hissing, it definitely becomes a scary opponent.

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  1. WOW! What a striking creature! Posted 6 months ago

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The Greater Coucal or Crow Pheasant , is a large non-parasitic member of the cuckoo order of birds, the Cuculiformes. A widespread resident in Asia, from India, east to south China, Nepal and Indonesia, it is divided into several subspecies, some being treated as full species. They are large, crow-like with a long tail and coppery brown wings and found in wide range of habitats from jungle to cultivation and urban gardens. They are weak fliers, and are often seen clambering about in vegetation or.. more

Similar species: Turacos, Cuckoos
Species identified by saketh upadhya
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Uploaded Mar 10, 2018. Captured Feb 23, 2018 15:24.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/166s
  • ISO800
  • 500mm