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[koo-koo-shrahyk, koo k-oo-]
  1. 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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Historical Examples

  • These are the wood-shrike, the minivet and the cuckoo-shrike.

    A Bird Calendar for Northern India

    Douglas Dewar

  • The cuckoo-shrike (Grauculus macii) is not nearly related to the cuckoo, nor has it the parasitic habits of the latter.