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A coucal, especially the greater coucal, which has black plumage with chestnut wings and back and is found in southern Asia.
- ‘Birds such as koel, mynas, babblers, kingfishers, hoper and crow-pheasants are also found here.’
- ‘Warblers, red-vented bulbuls and crow-pheasants will keep company for some time.’
- ‘It prompted numerous bird species - bulbuls, barbets, hill mynahs and crow-pheasants - to begin their orchestra.’
- ‘Originally classed with the Cuculidae, the coucals (crow-pheasants) have been given a separate family by Sibley and Monroe.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.