Kākavatī was the chief queen of the King of Bārāṇasī (the Bodhisatta). A certain Garuḷa king came disguised as a man and played at dice with the king. Having fallen in love with Kākavatī, the Garuḷa carried her off to his abode by the Simbalī-
The story was related by the Buddha to a monk who was discontented on account of a woman. The monk is identified with Natakuvera (J.iii.90‑2).
The story is among those related by the bird Kuṇāla, in the Kuṇāla Jātaka. There (J.v.428) we learn that the Garuḷa’s name was Venateyya, who is identified with Kuṇāla.
The Kākavatī Jātaka very closely resembles the Suyonandī Jātaka. J.iii.187 ﬀ.