The White-browed Coucal (Centropus supercilious), sometimes known as Burchell's coucal, the lark-heeled cuckoo or as the rainbird, is a species of cuckoo that has a striking plumage, with a broad, yellowish-white supercilliary stripe, which is a unique feature amongst other coucals within its range. According to popular Southern African lore, this species' distinctive call, which resembles water pouring from a bottle, is said to signal impending rainfall, earning the bird the affectionate moniker Rainbird. It is non-parasitic, unlike the more familiar cuckoos. In this species, the males construct the nest, and both parents share incubation duties as well as feeding and care of their young. The southern subspecies is sometimes split as Burchell's Coucal (Centropus burchelli). White-browed coucals tend to hide under shrubs, in the undergrowth and in dense water vegetation. They are not known for their flying and will go into hiding instead in a clumsy or awkward manner.