The Pied/ Jacobin Cuckoo is considered to be the harbinger of monsoons in India due to the time of its arrival. It has also found representation in Indian mythology as 'Chatak', a bird with a beak on its head, waiting for the monsoons to quench its thirst. Migrant watch's 'Pied Cuckoo Campaign' aims at tracking down this very special bird's migratory pattern. If you are an Indian birding enthusiast, you can contribute by logging on to www.migrantwatch.in and recording your sightings.
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