European cuckoo


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Noun1.European cuckoo - common cuckoo of Europe having a distinctive two-note callEuropean cuckoo - common cuckoo of Europe having a distinctive two-note call; lays eggs in the nests of other birds
cuckoo - any of numerous European and North American birds having pointed wings and a long tail
Cuculus, genus Cuculus - type genus of the Cuculidae
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Now let us suppose that the ancient progenitor of our European cuckoo had the habits of the American cuckoo; but that occasionally she laid an egg in another bird's nest.
If it is a common cuckoo then a best egg is chosen using levy flight method, if the egg belongs to European cuckoo then the egg is created using mutation operator with anyone of the eggs present in the nest.
Olsen says most Ninox have a double-noted call like the European cuckoo, the call that German clock makers use in cuckoo clocks.

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