Definition of Cuculus canorus
1. Noun. Common cuckoo of Europe having a distinctive two-note call; lays eggs in the nests of other birds.
Cuculus Canorus Pictures
Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Cuculus Canorus Images
Lexicographical Neighbors of Cuculus Canorus
Literary usage of Cuculus canorus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Essays and Observations on Natural History, Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology by John Hunter, Richard Owen (1861)
"THE CUCKOO [cuculus canorus, Linn.]. The cuckoo has no crop. The oesophagus is pretty large. The stomach is white, much the shape of a kidney-bean, ..."
2. Check-list of North American Birds by American Ornithologists' Union (1910)
"cuculus canorus LINN.EUS. RANGE.— Greater part of the Old World; accidental in Alaska. a. [cuculus canorus canorus. Extralimital.] b. ..."
3. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1858)
"V. Note on the Cuckoo, cuculus canorus, Linn. (Pellet found in, stomach.) By JOHN ALEX. SMITH, MD On the 20th of last May, Dr Smith dissected a male cuckoo, ..."