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By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Cataka, CAtaka, Caataka

  1. a legendary bird considered to live solely on dewdrops or raindrops
  2. the Pied Crested Cuckoo (Clamator jacobinus serratus), which is treated in Sanskrit literature as a symbol of deep yearning (Kd. Sāhitya).