order Cuculiformes


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Related to order Cuculiformes: order Columbiformes, order Strigiformes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.order Cuculiformes - cuckoos; touracos; etc.
animal order - the order of animals
Aves, class Aves - (ornithology) the class of birds
cuculiform bird - birds having zygodactyl feet (except for the touracos)
Cuculidae, family Cuculidae - includes cuckoo; ani; roadrunner
References in periodicals archive ?
The three terms - shijiu, bugu, daisheng - do not appear at all in taxonomic terminology in the Order Cuculiformes. (Daisheng appears in the Upupidae Order.) See Cheng Tso-Hsin, comp., A Synopsis of the Avifauna of China (Beijing: Beijing Science Press; Hamburg: Paul Parey Scientific Publishers, 1987), 303-18.