Definition of cuckoo-roller in English:

cuckoo-roller

noun

  • A bird resembling a roller, with an iridescent green cap, back, wings, and tail, found only in Madagascar.

    Also called courol
    • ‘Birds of Africa include the emerald cuckoo, the helmetbird, the village weaver, and the cuckoo-roller.’
    • ‘Other endemics we can expect to see include: vangas, cuckoo-rollers, and Vasa parrots.’
    • ‘Furthermore, the ground rollers, mesites and cuckoo-rollers are all endemic families and the couas, vangas and asities are endemic subfamilies.’
    • ‘There are some extraordinary ancient relict bird species on Madagascar, such as the groundrollers, cuckoo-rollers, and mesites.’
    • ‘It is also a good place for bird watching, with Madagascar green sunbird, cuckoo-rollers, blue pigeons, couas, Madagascar falcon, vasa parrots and many others.’