Meaning of cuckoo-shrike

cuck•oo-shrike

Pronunciation: (k'k-shrīk", kook'-), [key]
— n.
  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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