Cuckoo bird quiet due to mating season

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Dismissing claims that the Koha or Cuckoo-bird is relatively absent during the current Avurudhu season, environmentalist Jagath Gunawardane said there was a low pitch in its song this year because of a change in its breeding pattern.

“The bird is actually going through the mating season in its breeding cycle these days and this is why we don’t hear its sound much despite the National New Year Season. One will be able to hear its sound louder by the last week in March and up to around April 5. It may go back to a low pitch after then,” he said.

He said the cuckoo bird is a species with an increasing population.

The belief among Sri Lankans is that cuckoo sounds its tune to herald the National New Year. People are usually awakening by this sound and they prepare themselves for the festival buying gifts, household items and colour wash their homes. (Yohan Perera)

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  • Saman Tuesday, 27 March 2018 12:01 AM

    Big loss to the country.. lol.. at least they are getting some.

    Birdie Tuesday, 27 March 2018 05:32 AM

    Let us be quiet and let them do their mating in peace.

    Gammay Tommiya Tuesday, 27 March 2018 05:33 AM

    Plenty of cries in our village!

    lkboy Tuesday, 27 March 2018 09:39 AM

    You mean moans?

    Ryan Tuesday, 27 March 2018 08:24 AM

    I started it today morning

    Lawry Tuesday, 27 March 2018 08:25 AM

    Wrong analysis. The just had a local government election. The vocal guys lost so they are silent. Better luck next time.;))

    S.P.RAMKUMAR Tuesday, 27 March 2018 08:26 AM

    Cuckoo-bird is not laying eggs it own nest, It is depending on Crow's nest, Due to the Development process lot of large trees were cut off by authorities and individuals, That is the reason in cities less hear Cuckoo - bird sounds. Also it need only fruits lie Bo tree, Nuga tree. fruits and cries.

    GustyGibon Tuesday, 27 March 2018 08:33 AM

    Happy Love Making!!! Little Pals....

    Busy Tuesday, 27 March 2018 08:52 AM

    Cuckoo-birds are busy with NO-Confidence motion.

    Sanka Tuesday, 27 March 2018 09:27 AM

    Looks like “ yahapalanaya” cause them to change their mating pattern.

    Ashok Tuesday, 27 March 2018 10:08 AM

    They Have all Gone To The Maldives For A Short Vacation...

    SENA Tuesday, 27 March 2018 02:45 PM

    I wish my cuckoo bird also was here

    cuckoo Tuesday, 27 March 2018 04:03 PM

    why dont we import some from China?

    Jagath Leanage Tuesday, 27 March 2018 05:40 PM

    Cuckoo bird must be scared to shout due to the SANCTIONS had in the past . Fellow must be thinking still media sanctions prevail .


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