Chrysococcyx maculatus, Gm.
211. :- C. hodgsoni, Moore. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 338.
THE EMERALD CUCKOO.
Length, 6.5 to 7; wing, 4.25; tail, 3; tarsus, 0.5; bill at; front, 0.6.
Bill yellow, tipped dusky; irides red brown; feet reddish cinereous.
Above brilliant emerald-green with a rich golden gloss; beneath white with cross bars of shining green; tail, with the outer feathers barred with white externally.
Jerdon in his " Birds of India." states that this lovely Cuckoo has been procured rarely in Central India.