[ koo-koo-shrahyk, kook-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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cuckoo shrike

  1. any Old World tropical songbird of the family Campephagidae, typically having a strong notched bill, long rounded tail, and pointed wings: See also minivet

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