Cuculiformes

plural noun
Cu·​cu·​li·​for·​mes

Definition of Cuculiformes

: a small order of birds comprising the cuckoos, touracos, various related birds, and formerly the parrots and having 10 primaries and the feet zygodactyl except in the touracos in which the outer toe is reversible

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History and Etymology for Cuculiformes

New Latin, from Cuculus + -iformes

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“Cuculiformes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cuculiformes. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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