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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Cuculidae.


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  • At Allahabad it is much persecuted by the Koel (_Eudynamys orientalis_), every fourth or fifth nest that I found in some topes of mango-trees having one or two of the Koel's eggs. "

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1


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