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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

crow is not cuckoo

वसन्तकाले संप्राप्ते काकः काकः पिकः पिकः।
vasantha kaaley samprapthey kakah kakah  pikah pikak

വസന്തകാലേ സംപ്രാപ്തേ കാകഃ കാകഃ പികഃ പികഃ
when the spring arrives the crow is crow and the cuckoo is cuckoo

till the arrival of spring the brids have not much to sing and they are hardly heard... most of the sound we hear till then will be the crawing of the crow. the crow and the cuckoo are in their infancy strange lookalikes and the mother cuckoo even commits the deceit of laying her eggs in the nest of a mother crow who hatches the baby cuckoo thinking it also as her own offspring. But by the arrival of the spring season the cuckoo baby gains enough strength to fly and she soars in the skies to sing  her heavenly notes.  The poor crow can only make its usual crowing noises... Similarity in form can be deceptive...at the proper time the quality shows.

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