Cuckoo

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The cuckoos are a family of birds, Cuculidae, the sole taxon in the order Cuculiformes.wikipedia
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Roadrunner

roadrunnersGeococcyxRoad Runner
The cuckoo family includes the common or European cuckoo, roadrunners, koels, malkohas, couas, coucals and anis. The New World ground cuckoos are similar to the Asian ground-cuckoos in being long legged and terrestrial, and includes the long billed roadrunner, which can reach speeds of 30 km/h when chasing prey.
The roadrunners (genus Geococcyx), also known as chaparral birds or chaparral cocks, are two species of fast-running ground cuckoos with long tails and crests.

Turaco

MusophagidaeMusophagiformestouraco
The cuckoo order Cuculiformes is one of three that make up the Otidimorphae, the other two being the turacos and the bustards.
Traditionally, this group has been allied with the cuckoos in the order Cuculiformes, but the Sibley-Ahlquist taxonomy raises this group to a full order Musophagiformes.

Coua

Ancient couaBertha's couaCoua primaeva
The cuckoo family includes the common or European cuckoo, roadrunners, koels, malkohas, couas, coucals and anis.
Couas are large, mostly terrestrial birds of the cuckoo family, endemic to the island of Madagascar.

Channel-billed cuckoo

Scythrops novaehollandiaenight cuckooScythrops
Cuckoos are medium-sized birds that range in size from the little bronze cuckoo, at 17 g and 15 cm (6 inches), to the channel-billed cuckoo, at 630 g (1.4 lbs) and 63 cm (25 inches).
The channel-billed cuckoo (Scythrops novaehollandiae) is a species of cuckoo in the family Cuculidae.

Cuckold

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In Europe, the cuckoo is associated with spring, and with cuckoldry, for example in Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost.
The word cuckold derives from the cuckoo bird, alluding to its habit of laying its eggs in other birds' nests.

Little bronze cuckoo

Little bronze-cuckooGould's bronze cuckooChrysococcyx minutillus
Cuckoos are medium-sized birds that range in size from the little bronze cuckoo, at 17 g and 15 cm (6 inches), to the channel-billed cuckoo, at 630 g (1.4 lbs) and 63 cm (25 inches).
The little bronze cuckoo (Chrysococcyx minutillus) is a species of cuckoo in the family Cuculidae.

Ani (bird)

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The cuckoo family includes the common or European cuckoo, roadrunners, koels, malkohas, couas, coucals and anis. The final subfamily are the atypical anis, which include the small clumsy anis and the larger guira cuckoo.
The anis are the three species of near-passerine birds in the genus Crotophaga of the cuckoo family.

Black-billed cuckoo

Coccyzus erythropthalmusblack-billedBlack Billed Cuckoo
The wing shape also varies with lifestyle, with the more migratory species like the black-billed cuckoo possessing long narrow wings capable of strong direct flight, and the more terrestrial and sedentary cuckoos like the coucals and malkohas having shorter rounded wings and a more laboured gliding flight.
The black-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus erythropthalmus) is a New World species in the Cuculidae (cuckoo) family.

Neomorphinae

New World ground cuckoos
The New World ground cuckoos are similar to the Asian ground-cuckoos in being long legged and terrestrial, and includes the long billed roadrunner, which can reach speeds of 30 km/h when chasing prey.
The Neomorphinae are a subfamily of the cuckoo family, Cuculidae.

Asian koel

Eudynamys scolopaceaEudynamys scolopaceusIndian koel
For example, the Asian koels breeding in India have black offspring to resemble their crow hosts, whereas in the Australian koels the chicks are brown like the honeyeater hosts.
The Asian koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus) is a member of the cuckoo order of birds, the Cuculiformes.

Otidimorphae

Musophagiformes
The cuckoo order Cuculiformes is one of three that make up the Otidimorphae, the other two being the turacos and the bustards.
The Otidimorphae are a clade of birds that contains the orders Cuculiformes (cuckoos), Musophagiformes (turacos), and Otidiformes (bustards) identified in 2014 by genome analysis.

Ivory-billed coucal

greater black coucalCentropus menbeki
They are large heavyset birds with the largest, the greater black coucal, being around the same size as the channel-billed cuckoo.
The ivory-billed coucal or greater black coucal (Centropus menbeki) is a species of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family.

Pacific koel

Australian koelEudynamys orientaliskoel
For example, the Asian koels breeding in India have black offspring to resemble their crow hosts, whereas in the Australian koels the chicks are brown like the honeyeater hosts.
The Pacific koel (Eudynamys orientalis), also known as the eastern koel, is a species of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family.

Chrysococcyx

This is particularly true of the Chrysococcyx or glossy cuckoos, which have iridescent plumage.
Chrysococcyx is a genus of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family.

Kamadeva

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In India, cuckoos are sacred to Kamadeva, the god of desire and longing, whereas in Japan, the cuckoo symbolises unrequited love.
Some of the attributes of Kamadeva are: his companions are a cuckoo, a parrot, humming bees, the season of spring, and the gentle breeze.

Cuculus

hawk-cuckoo
Cuculus is a genus of cuckoos which has representatives in most of the Old World, although the greatest diversity is in tropical southern and southeastern Asia.

Piaya

Piaya is a small genus of relatively large and long-tailed cuckoos, which occur in Mexico, Central America and South America.

Coucal

CentropodidaeCentropusCentropus'' (genus)
The cuckoo family includes the common or European cuckoo, roadrunners, koels, malkohas, couas, coucals and anis. The wing shape also varies with lifestyle, with the more migratory species like the black-billed cuckoo possessing long narrow wings capable of strong direct flight, and the more terrestrial and sedentary cuckoos like the coucals and malkohas having shorter rounded wings and a more laboured gliding flight.
A coucal is one of about 30 species of birds in the cuckoo family.

Malkoha

Phaenicophaeus
The cuckoo family includes the common or European cuckoo, roadrunners, koels, malkohas, couas, coucals and anis. The wing shape also varies with lifestyle, with the more migratory species like the black-billed cuckoo possessing long narrow wings capable of strong direct flight, and the more terrestrial and sedentary cuckoos like the coucals and malkohas having shorter rounded wings and a more laboured gliding flight.
Malkohas are large birds in the cuckoo family Cuculidae, all in the genus Phaenicophaeus.

Great spotted cuckoo

Clamator glandariusCuculus glandariusgreat spotted
The great spotted cuckoo (Clamator glandarius) is a member of the cuckoo order of birds, the Cuculiformes, which also includes the roadrunners, the anis and the coucals.

Koel

Eudynamys
The cuckoo family includes the common or European cuckoo, roadrunners, koels, malkohas, couas, coucals and anis.
The true koels, Eudynamys, are a genus of cuckoos from Asia, Australia and the Pacific.

Carpococcyx

Asian ground-cuckoos
The New World ground cuckoos are similar to the Asian ground-cuckoos in being long legged and terrestrial, and includes the long billed roadrunner, which can reach speeds of 30 km/h when chasing prey.
Carpococcyx is a genus of large terrestrial cuckoos in the Cuculidae family.

Hera

JunoHereGreek Goddess of the same name
Cuckoos have played a role in human culture for thousands of years, appearing in Greek mythology as sacred to the goddess Hera.
A bird that had been associated with Hera on an archaic level, where most of the Aegean goddesses were associated with "their" bird, was the cuckoo, which appears in mythic fragments concerning the first wooing of a virginal Hera by Zeus.

Coccycua

Coccycua is a small genus of birds in the cuckoo family, Cuculidae.

Guira cuckoo

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The final subfamily are the atypical anis, which include the small clumsy anis and the larger guira cuckoo.
One of only four species within the subfamily Crotophaginae of the cuckoo family Cuculidae, ''G.