08 May 2015

Indian cuckoo (വിഷു പക്ഷി)

Indian cuckoo, found in Kerala in summer season. In Kerala this bird is known as Vishu pakshi(വിഷു പക്ഷി). Vishu is a festival in Kerala in the month of April. According folks this bird's call is the initiation of this festival. This bird make very long range call. Estimated range is 1.5 km. It makes call at night time also.
Some says this is a migratory birds(found in Kerala in summer season only). Because of its shy nature this bird keeps distance from others.

Listen the call

More about this bird...

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