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cuckoo-shrike

[ koo-koo-shrahyk, kook-oo- ]
/ ˈku kuˌʃraɪk, ˈkʊk u- /
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noun
any of numerous Old World passerine birds of the family Campephagidae, certain species of which superficially resemble cuckoos and have hooked bills like shrikes.
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cuckoo shrike

noun
any Old World tropical songbird of the family Campephagidae, typically having a strong notched bill, long rounded tail, and pointed wingsSee also minivet
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