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  • noun Plural form of cuckoo.

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Examples

  • I am deliberately avoiding bringing in cuckoos and accipitrids (the latter noted by Olson as being possible allies of the turacos) in order to keep things simple-ish.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • I am deliberately avoiding bringing in cuckoos and accipitrids (the latter noted by Olson as being possible allies of the turacos) in order to keep things simple-ish.

    Giant hoatzins of doom

  • Mr. Swainson has well remarked,28 that with the exception of the Molothrus pecoris, to which must be added the M. niger, the cuckoos are the only birds which can be called truly parasitical; namely, such as "fasten themselves, as it were, on another living animal, whose animal heat brings their young into life, whose food they live upon, and whose death would cause theirs during the period of infancy."

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • Mr. Swainson has well remarked,28 that with the exception of the Molothrus pecoris, to which must be added the M. niger, the cuckoos are the only birds which can be called truly parasitical; namely, such as "fasten themselves, as it were, on another living animal, whose animal heat brings their young into life, whose food they live upon, and whose death would cause theirs during the period of infancy."

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • Scarcely less vociferous than the cuckoos are the owls.

    A Bird Calendar for Northern India

  • Swainson has well remarked, 8 that with the exception of the Molothrus pecoris, to which must be added the M. niger, the cuckoos are the only birds which can be called truly parasitical; namely, such as “fasten themselves, as it were, on another living animal, whose animal heat brings their young into life, whose food they live upon, and whose death would cause theirs during the period of infancy.

    Chapter III

  • At first I can scarcely believe my own senses, the idea of cuckoos calling in the jungles of Afghanistan being about the last thing I should have expected to hear, never having read of travellers hearing them anywhere in Central Asia, nor yet having heard them myself before.

    Around the World on a Bicycle - Volume II From Teheran To Yokohama

  • How well, too, I recall the cuckoos that, night or day, intoned so moodily in the willow copses below the east field fence and suffered from a like unpopular accusation of "laying their eggs in other birds 'nests."

    When Life Was Young At the Old Farm in Maine

  • Molothrus pecoris, to which must be added the M. niger, the cuckoos are the only birds which can be called truly parasitical; namely, such as "fasten themselves, as it were, on another living animal, whose animal heat brings their young into life, whose food they live upon, and whose death would cause theirs during the period of infancy."

    The Voyage of the Beagle

  • Maybe "cuckoos" doesn't make for a great movie title, but the title Village of the Damned is too religious and too hot.

    Free Special Effect: Staring

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