Definition of brainfever bird in English:

brainfever bird

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Pronunciation: /ˈbreɪnfiːvə
 
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noun

The common hawk cuckoo of India and Sri Lanka, which has a monotonous and maddeningly persistent call.
  • Cuculus varius, family Cuculidae
More example sentences
  • The same could be said of the caged brainfever bird which Maya tries to set free.
  • One's a Koel, calls repetitively, day and night: the pukka representatives of the raj called it the brainfever bird.
  • There are more than 216 bird species in Mudumalai, and over a period of several hours I spotted a wealth of fowl, including hoopoes, magpie and Indian robins, sunbirds, brainfever birds, and cuckoos.

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