courol

Encyclopedia

courol

(Leptosomus discolor; see ), little-known bird of Madagascar and the neighbouring Comoros, named for its superficial resemblance to cuckoos but usually deemed the sole member of the family Leptosomatidae (sometimes treated as a subfamily of the Coraciidae [rollers]). It is about 43 cm (17 inches) long. Males are iridescent green above and gray below; females are brown above with tan and black spots below.

Learn more about courol with a free trial on Britannica.com.

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: cournand
Next Definition: courrèges
Words Near: courol
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for courol
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing courol
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature