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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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There are two basic body forms for cuckoo, arboreal species and __________ species.

terrestrial
derrestrial
herrestrial
perrestrial


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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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How many species exists in Cuckoo family ?

15
87
127
178


Cuckoos, coucals, anis, malkohas, and roadrunners are approximately 127 species of birds that make up the family Cuculidae.

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Which is the most widespread subfamily of cuckoos ?

Cuculus
Cuculiformes
Neomorphinae
Cuculinae


The Cuculinae is the most widespread subfamily of cuckoos, and is distributed across Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and Oceania.

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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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________ parasitic cuckoos sometimes specialize and lay eggs that closely resemble the eggs of their chosen host.

Male
Female
Both
Yellow-billed


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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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The roadrunner cuckoo can move at a speed of _________ or more on land.

10 km/h
20 km/h
30 km/h
40 km/h


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