Coccystes coromandus, Lin.
213. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 341; Butler, Deccan; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 389.
THE RED-WINGED CRESTED CUCKOO.
Length, 14.5 to 15.5; expanse, 18 to 19; wing, 6.25 to 6.5 ; tail, 8.5 to 9.8 ; tarsus, 0.8 to 1.08; bill at front, 1; bill from gape, 1.3.
Bill black; inside of mouth fleshy; .irides hazel to red-brown ; feet leaden or plumbeous.
Upper parts with the tertiaries black, glossed with green, paler on the tertiaries, and less glossed on the head; a conspicuous half collar of white encircles the nape; wings deep ferruginous, with the tips of the primaries and secondaries dusky; under parts white, a little tinged with fulvous, except the lower tail-coverts, which are green-black, and the throat and foreneck, which are deep ochreous fulvous in some; in others, light fulvous.
Mr. Vidal obtained a specimen at Savantwadi; this is the only recorded instance of its occurrence within our limits.