cuculiform

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cuculiform (kjʊˈkjuːlɪˌfɔːm)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the order Cuculiformes, which includes the cuckoos
 
[from Latin cucūlus cuckoo + -form]

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cuculiform

any member of a cosmopolitan group of birds containing two very distinct families, the cuckoos (Cuculidae) and the hoatzin (Opisthocomidae). Family Cuculidae is the much larger group, containing about 140 species of cuckoos, roadrunners, coucals, couas, malkohas, guiras, and anis; cuculids are found in the tropical and temperate zones of all the continents except Antarctica and on many oceanic islands. In contrast, family Opisthocomidae contains one species, found only in South America.

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