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The cuckoo family, in addition to those species named as such, also includes the _________, koels, malkohas, couas, coucals and anis.

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roadrunners
Hoatzin
passerine
Cuculiformes


The cuckoo family, in addition to those species named as such, also includes the roadrunners, koels, malkohas, couas, coucals and anis. The coucals and anis are sometimes separated as distinct families, the Centropodidae and Crotophagidae respectively.

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What is the favourite food of Cuckoo bird ?

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egg
larva
pupa
insects


The cuckoos feed on insects, insect larvae and a variety of other animals, as well as fruit.

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One of the most important distinguishing features of the cuckoo family are the feet, which are ___________.

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adgodactyl
dagodactyl
lygodactyl
zygodactyl


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Arboreal species (like the Common Cuckoo) are slender and have short ________.

neck
tail
tarsi
eyes


There are two basic body forms, arboreal species (like the Common Cuckoo) which are slender and have short tarsi, and terrestrial species (like the roadrunners) which are more heavy set and have long tarsi.

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Almost all species of cuckoo have _______ tails which are used for steering in terrestrial species.

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short
long
very short
very long


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The cuckoos have a cosmopolitan distribution, ranging across all the world's continents except _________.

USA
UK
Australia
Antarctica


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Several koels, couas, and the Channel-billed Cuckoo feed mainly on _________.

plant
fruit
egg
insects


Several koels, couas, and the Channel-billed Cuckoo feed mainly on fruit, but they are not exclusively frugivores.

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Most of cuckoo bird species make their Nest on

house
land
trees or bushes
hill


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About _______ of the Old World species and 3 of the New World species are brood parasites, laying their eggs in the nests of other birds.

46
56
66
76


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How many eggs a cuckoo lay at a time ?

1
3 to 10
5 to 50
10 to 20


She will lay only one egg at a time but repeat this process for the entire breeding season

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