cuckoo dove

noun

Definition of cuckoo dove

: any of several large chiefly ground-dwelling doves of a genus (Macropygia) distinguished by an elongated graduated tail, widely distributed in southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and Australia, and feeding chiefly on seeds, small fruits, and grain

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“Cuckoo dove.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cuckoo%20dove. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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