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Synonyms for cuckoo

Synonyms for cuckoo

a man who is a stupid incompetent fool

repeat monotonously, like a cuckoo repeats his call

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But the American cuckoo is in this predicament; for she makes her own nest and has eggs and young successively hatched, all at the same time.
This instinct may probably be accounted for by the fact of the hens laying a large number of eggs; but, as in the case of the cuckoo, at intervals of two or three days.
In this case, as with the supposed case of the cuckoo, I can see no difficulty in natural selection making an occasional habit permanent, if of advantage to the species, and if the insect whose nest and stored food are thus feloniously appropriated, be not thus exterminated.
Some species such as the ani and guira cuckoos lay their eggs in communal nests, though they may remove others' eggs to increase the hatching probability of their own eggs.
Cuckoos have no need to stick around while their chicks grow up - they leave chick-rearing to hapless Meadow Pipits and Reed Warblers.
Cuckoos are classed as being in danger of vanishing from the UK.
According to legend, people from the village, known as Marsden cuckoos, tried to capture the small bird in order to try to keep good weather that they thought it brought.
CUCKOOS have started to make their way back to the UK for the summer according to wildlife experts who are tracking the birds with satellite tags.
THERE has been national gloom at the small numbers of cuckoos seen in Britain this year, as evidenced recently by the BBC Springwatch team.
THERE has been national gloom at the few numbers of cuckoos seen in Britain this year, as evidenced recently by the BBC Springwatch team.
Cuckoos have been in southern England for a number of weeks after making the long migration from their African wintering grounds.
About 1 percent of bird species, including cuckoos, outsource childcare by leaving eggs in other birds' nests.
It is clear that western cuckoos have experienced a range-wide reduction in occupancy and number.
FOUR cuckoos have been fitted with tags by Scottish researchers investigating the reasons behind the species' long-term decline.
Washington, August 3 ( ANI ): Female cuckoos have evolved different guises to minimise the chance of being recognised and thus being attacked by the birds they are trying to parasitize, according to a new research.