Plaintive Cuckoo
A smallish cuckoo...found from India
and China to Indonesia...male has
several plaintive whistling calls.
Cacomantis merulinus
(L 8.3-9.3")
Lumpini Park
Bangkok
11Mar2016
Fish ponds at Muang Boran
14Mar2016
Once thought to be able to
foretell the future.
Cacomantis is Greek for
ill omen or prophet.