Knowing the 'Chataka': Pied Cuckoos and monsoons

By Team eBird March 22, 2019
Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus

A centuries-long legend, answered by eBirders: does the Pied Cuckoo (or Chataka) herald the monsoon rains in India? Bird Count India, our partners at eBird India, have worked with the Indian birding community to collect and analyze sightings that show the cuckoo-rain linkage like never before: read the full story about counting cuckoos and other eBird India achievements here.