Bharadwaj Bird is an amazing terrestrial bird which resembles a mixture of crow and a pheasant. The scientific name of this species is Centropus sinensis. It belongs to the family Cuculidae but it comes under the order Cuculiformes. Bharadwaj Birds are not a part of brood parasite species. This bird is popularly known as Greater Coucal, Crow pheasant or Coucal. The species of coucal are found in the forest, scrub, cultivation, gardens, derelict patches and vicinity of habitation regions of the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. The fully grown adult bird’s body and head is black-purple in color. The upper wings of the Crow pheasant are in bright chestnut and the lower wings are in black color. Then the tail is in glossy dark green and the strong bill is in black. In adults, the coppery brown and black are clearly visible. Eyes of this species are deep red and the legs & the feet are in dark grey. Both males and females are similar in appearance. It is the large non-parasitic bird of cuckoo family it grows up to 48 cm long and the weight will be around 400 g.
Scientific name: Centropus sinensis
Conservation status: Least Concern (Population stable)
Higher classification: Coucals
Size: 48 cm
Weight: 400 g
Species: C. sinensis
Bharadwaj Bird is one of the members of the genus Centropus. The genus has nearly 30 species of birds from the cuckoo family. This species has divided into several subspecies and some of them were separated as individual species. Here we listed some subspecies of Bharadwaj Bird.
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