கூகை – Owl

கூகை – ஆந்தை, Owl – Female is குரால் and that word is used for females of other birds and animals as well. குடிஞை – Big Owl – Commentators say that this is a large owl – பேராந்தை. There are many kinds of owls in southern India according to Dr. Salim Ali’s book, The Book of Indian Birds’, and it is impossible to identify which ones the poets referenced in their poems.

To see the poems, please go to my site http://www.learnsangamtamil.com – Vaidehi Herbert

Akanānūru – 122, 148, 158
Kurunthokai – 153, 393
Mathuraikānji – 170
Natrinai – 83, 218, 319
Pathitruppathuu – 22,
Pattinappālai – 258, 268
Puranānūru – 238, 240, 261, 364

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