Definition of cuckoo-roller in English:

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A bird resembling a roller, with an iridescent green cap, back, wings, and tail, found only in Madagascar. Also called courol.
  • Leptosomus discolor, the only member of the family Leptosomatidae.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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