Cuculiformes

plural noun

Cu·​cu·​li·​for·​mes
: 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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Cuculus + -iformes

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“Cuculiformes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cuculiformes. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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