from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An old-world cuckoo of the subfamily Centropodinæ; a spur-heeled cuckoo.—2. A new-world cuckoo of the genus Geococcyx or subfamily Saurotherinæ.
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Thirty-five restricted-range bird species are found in this ecoregion and include two threatened species that are also endemic to this ecoregion: the Sumatran cochoa (Cochoa beccarii) and Sumatran ground-cuckoo (Carpococcyx viridis).
(Psittinus incertus), the great helmeted hornbill (Buceroturus galeatus), the pheasant ground-cuckoo (Carpococcyx radiatus), the rose-crested bee-eater (Nyctiornis amicta), the great gaper
It makes for a neat scenario: The curassow and the wood-quail and the ground-cuckoo disappeared from this small patch of forest—why?
For downright strategy no creature inhabiting the desert surpasses the road-runner, sometimes called the ground-cuckoo or snake-killer.
Strange birds hopped among the bushes; the chaparral cock -- a big, handsome ground-cuckoo of remarkable habits, much given to preying on small snakes and lizards -- ran over the ground with extraordinary rapidity.
In the East, several of the small black cuckoos closely resemble the aggressive drongo-shrikes of the same country, and the small metallic cuckoos are like glossy starlings; while a large ground-cuckoo of Borneo (Carpococcyx radiatus) resembles one of the fine pheasants (Euplocamus) of the same country, both in form and in its rich metallic colours.
The endangered birds include the black-hooded antwren, the cherry-throated tanager, the fringe-backed fire-eye and the southeastern rufous-vented ground-cuckoo.