Definition of Crow pheasant

1. Noun. Common coucal of India and China.

Exact synonyms: Centropus Sinensis
Generic synonyms: Coucal

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crow Pheasant

crow's feet
crow's foot
crow's nest
crow's nests
crow blackbird
crow corn
crow eater
crow eaters
crow garlic
crow pheasant (current term)
crow scarer
crow scarers
crow step
crowbar hotel
crowberry family

Literary usage of Crow pheasant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bombay Ducks: An Account of Some of the Every-day Birds and Beasts Found in by Douglas Dewar, Frederick Durand Stirling Fayrer (1906)
"1 The crow-pheasant, however, is not an owl. With the exception of the voice, there is nothing owl-like about the bird. It is not a creature of the night. ..."

2. Notes from a Diary, 1886-1888 by Mountstuart Elphinstone Grant Duff (1900)
"From the thicket come various notes, which I cannot recognise, except the bell-like voice of the handsome crow pheasant, who is strutting about by himself ..."

3. Journal of the Straits Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society by Straits Branch (1881)
"It is well known to Europeans by tho name of " Crow-pheasant. ... the cries coming from a thick bush, I threw in a stone, and out came a Crow-pheasant. ..."

4. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1901)
"I have noticed two types of \oting Crow-Pheasant», »hieb never seem to occur in ombrosi, at least they are not sent in together. One is a hi barred bird, ..."

5. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1899)
"The crow-pheasant (the name has become sanctified by long usage and is more ... If left alone the crow-pheasant becomes very tame, and will frequently show ..."

6. The Birds of India: Being a Natural History of All the Birds Known to by Thomas Claverhill Jerdon (1862)
"... Euphorbia-hedge Crow'—Kalli haka, Tam., ie ' Hedge Crow'—' crow pheasant' of Europeans in India. ... Crow-pheasant/ as it is popularly called in India, ..."

7. Hobson-Jobson: A Glossary of Colloquial Anglo-Indian Words and Phrases, and by Henry Yule, Arthur Coke Burnell, William Crooke (1903)
"27(1 CROW-PHEASANT. CRORE, s. Omme hundred lak/ms, ie 10000000. Tittus a crore of rupees I was for ..."

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