The Greater Coucal or Crow Pheasant ( Centropus sinensis ) is a fairly large bird you see across the Indian Subcontinent.
If you follow the calls of birds you will be able to spot them as well. The Crow Pheasant has a distinctive booming call.
It has extremely interesting names in the vernacular languages. With the names are interwoven myths and folklore.
Called Bharadwaj in Marathi , this member of the Cuckoo family, is supposed to herald good fortunate. Thus considered a GOOD OMEN.
For me personally flora and fauna is a GOOD OMEN.
Am telling these myths for fun and joy. Please, for heaven’s sake do not take them seriously.
There is another myth about the Coucal ( being a doctor of sorts), it cures all ailments
Called Kamadi kukkar in Punjabi, it is linked to the Chicken ( Kukkar in Punjabi) .
The Coucal is also believed to cure all ailments related to the Lungs including asthama.
The pictures above were taken in the gorgeous ANANTA SPA & RESORTS in magical Udaipur.