Coccystes coromandus

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.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Coccystes coromandus
Spp Author: 
Lin.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
130
Common name: 
Red Winged Crested Cuckoo
M_ID: 
6039
M_CN: 
Chestnut-winged Cuckoo
M_SN: 
Clamator coromandus
id: 
11420

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