Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic family within the order Cuculiformes — the cuckoos.

Etymologies

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Cuculus +‎ -idae

Examples

  • In addition, three species of Ciconiidae (storks), 11 species of Columbidae (pigeons and doves) and 16 species of Cuculidae (cuckoos) also occur.

    Ujung Kulon National Park and Krakatau Nature Reserve, Indonesia

  • This idea has been challenged by other studies, all of which find hoatzins to be outside of Cuculidae (Hughes & Baker 1999, Hughes 2000, Johnson et al. 2000), and the link with turacos has been better supported.

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  • Sibley & Ahlquist (1973) concluded that the hoatzin was not just closely related to cuckoos, but actually deeply nested within Cuculidae.

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  • This idea has been challenged by other studies, all of which find hoatzins to be outside of Cuculidae (Hughes & Baker 1999, Hughes 2000, Johnson et al. 2000), and the link with turacos has been better supported.

    Goodbye, my giant predatory, cursorial, flightless hoatzin

  • Sibley & Ahlquist (1973) concluded that the hoatzin was not just closely related to cuckoos, but actually deeply nested within Cuculidae.

    Goodbye, my giant predatory, cursorial, flightless hoatzin

  • Monophyly and phylogeny of cuckoos (Aves, Cuculidae) inferred from osteological characters.

    Goodbye, my giant predatory, cursorial, flightless hoatzin

  • Monophyly and phylogeny of cuckoos (Aves, Cuculidae) inferred from osteological characters.

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  • Juvenile Greater roadrunner (Cuculidae) killed by choking on a Texas horned lizard (Phrynosomatidae).

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  • Family Common Name Species Bucconidae Ceylon grey hornbill Ocyceros gingalensis Cuculidae Red-faced malkoha Phaenicophaeus pyrrhocephalus Phasianidae Ceylon junglefowl Gallus lafayetii Phasianidae Ceylon spurfowl Galloperdix bicalcarata Turdidae Spot-winged thrush Zoothera spiloptera Timaliidae Brown-capped babbler Pellorneum fuscocapillum Capitonidae Yellow-fronted barbet Megalaima flavifrons Psittacidae Ceylon hanging-parrot Loriculus beryllinus Psittacidae Layard's parakeet Psittacula calthropae An asterisk signifies that the species 'range is limited to this ecoregion.

    Sri Lanka dry-zone dry evergreen forests

  • Family Common Name Species Columbidae Mindoro bleeding-heart Gallicolumba platenae* Columbidae Mindoro imperial-pigeon Ducula mindorensis* Cuculidae Black-hooded coucal Centropus steerii* Strigidae Mindoro scops-owl Otus mindorensis* Strigidae Mantanani scops-owl Otus mantananensis Bucconidae Mindoro hornbill Penelopides mindorensis* Pachycephalida Green-backed whistler Pachycephala albiventris Laniidae Mountain shrike Lanius validrostris* Turdidae Ashy thrush Zoothera cinerea Muscicapidae Luzon redstart Rhyacornis bicolor Dicaeidae Scarlet-collared flowerpecker Dicaeum retrocinctum An asterisk signifies that the species 'range is limited to this ecoregion.

    Mindoro rain forests

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