The Texas screech-owl, the Texas woodpecker, and the road runner, or ground cuckoo, are found mostly in southern and south-western Texas.
A variety of the cuckoo called hototogisu (Cuculus poliocephalus) in imitation of the sound of its voice, is heard as an accompaniment of the uguisu, and there are also three other species, the kakkodori (Cuculus canorus), the Isutsu-dori (C. himalayanus), and the masuhakari, orju-ichi (C. hyperythrus).
Traditional cuckoo clocks are highly ornate.
The eggs are laid in the nests of various bees and wasps, the chrysid larva living as a " cuckoo " parasite.
The cuckoo was also sacred to Hera, who, according to the Argive legend, was wooed by Zeus in the form of the bird.
ACORUS CALAMUS, sweet-sedge or sweet-flag, a plant of the natural order Araceae, which shares with the Cuckoo Pint (Arum) the representation in Britain of that order of Monocotyledons.
Birds include the ostrich, great kori bustard, the eagle, vulture, hawk and crane, francolin, golden cuckoo, bootie, scarlet and yellow finches, kingfishers, parrots (in the eastern regions), pelicans and flamingoes.
Among the birds of the island are the eagle, hawk, petrel, owl, finch, peewit, diamond bird, fire-tail, robin, emu-wren, crow, swallow, magpie, blackcap, goatsucker, quail, ground dove, parrot, lark, mountain thrush, cuckoo, wattlebird, whistling duck, honeybird, Cape Barren goose, penguin duck, waterhen, snipe, albatross and laughing jackass.
Noteworthy in the animal life of the lower Sonoran and tropic region are a variety of snakes and lizards, desert rats and mice; and, among birds, the cactus wren, desert thrasher, desert sparrow, Texas night-hawk, mocking-bird and ground cuckoo or road runner (Geococcyx Californianus).
Another species of this group, the black cuckoo of India, apparently mimics the black drongo-shrike (Dicrurus ater), the resemblance between the two species being very close.
That the humming-bird (Nuitziton), which was the god's old shape, should become merely his attendant (like the owl of Pallas, the mouse of Apollo, the goose of Priapus, the cuckoo of Hera), when the god received anthropomorphic form, is an example of a process common in'all mythologies.
John Logan, the hymn-writer and reputed author of "The Ode to the Cuckoo," was minister for thirteen years; and in its graveyard lies the Rev. John Home, author of Douglas, a native of Leith.
The common cuckoo and some other species inhabiting Africa and Asia closely resemble sparrow-hawks.
This means that cuckoo clock pendants are also highly ornate.
This suggests that the resemblance to the pugnacious drongo may be beneficial in protecting the defenceless cuckoo from enemies.
5a gods, not to symbolism (Zeus was a cuckoo), but to survivals from that quality of early thought which draws no line between man and god and beast and bird and fish.
Some cuckoos are singular for their habit of using the nests of smaller birds to lay their eggs in, so that the young may be reared by foster-parents; and it has been suggested that the object of the likeness exhibited to the hawk is to enable the cock cuckoo either to frighten the small birds away from their nests or to lure them in pursuit of him, while the hen bird quietly and without molestation disposes of her egg.
The number of woodpeckers is very great and the variety of plumage remarkable, and the voice of the cuckoo, of which there are numerous species, resounds in the spring as in Europe.
It is probable that the face, neck, arms and feet were of ivory, while the rest of the figure was draped in gold, Like the Olympian Zeus of Pheidias, Hera was seated on an elaborately decorated throne, holding in her left hand the sceptre, surmounted in her case by the cuckoo (as that of Zeus had an eagle), and in her right, instead of an elaborate figure of Victory (such as the Athena Parthenos and the Olympian Zeus held), simply a pomegranate.
The tales of divine cannibalism to which Pindar refers with awe, the mutilation of Dionysus Zagreus, the unspeakable abominations of Dionysus, the loves of Hera in the shape of a cuckoo, the divine powers of metamorphosing men and women into beasts and stars - these tales come to us as echoes of the period of savage thought.
From a few of these bundles may be extracted not only numbers of raptorial birds, large and small, including owls, but also the hawk-like cuckoo, the shrike, and even the swallow.
Pests The only pest on lavender is the green capsid bug or cuckoo spit.
Has the immortal line about cuckoo clocks which, according to Wikipedia, isn't even accurate.
cloud cuckoo land ' .
The first cuckoo Do you write down when you first hear a Cuckoo or see a cowslip each year?
To hear the cuckoo on ones right hand side bodes well for the rest of the year.
If I hurry I should finish the clock in time to see the cuckoo come out for the first time.
After laying her egg, the female cuckoo often removes one or two of the host's eggs, and then departs.
We heard our first cuckoo of the year here.
The remarkable case of the European cuckoo is a particular problem.
Genetic evidence for female host-specific races of the common cuckoo.
The cost of failure to a young cuckoo is death.
cuckoo wrasse here, a rare sight on the east coast.
cuckoo clocks, don't you start me on them things.
cuckoo wasp found in a variety of situations.
cuckoo pint, or whatever your name for it is, Arum maculatum.
You lot are living in cloud cuckoo land... .
As the newly hatched baby cuckoo pokes it way out of its shell, it pushes the other eggs out of their rightful nest.
cuckoo's nest a parents ' myth.
cuckoo's egg, 1572 cases.
cuckoo in the lottery nest.
cuckoo of the year here.
Based on old public records, the Shneider family began making cuckoo clocks in their own farmhouse in 1848.
On the towpath to Cuckoo's Corner there were a handful of the red common darters.
The bestseller The Cuckoo's Egg described a recent computer espionage attempt.
Popular food plants include holly, ivy, cabbage, nasturtium, honesty, long grasses, cuckoo flower, blackthorn.
Had excellent views of large hawk cuckoo here and the casuarinas around our bungalow often held a noisy flock of Oriental pied hornbill.
A pair of Mal lards were on the flooded freshwater stream that ran parallel with the river south of Cuckoo's Corner.
On Hearing the Cuckoo Sing I heard the cuckoo singing One early summer morn.
Than your opponent be doing something the cuckoo's nest a parents ' myth.
The evolution of cuckoo parasitism: a comparative analysis.
For wildlife aficionados, there are congers, cuckoo wrasse and dense shoals of bib as well as massive spider crabs and lobsters.
As we were waiting an Ashy cuckoo shrike posed on a tree near to which a Bamboo lemur was spotted by our eagle-eyed guide.
The comics performing in the west End smash One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest are staging a free performance next week.
Black Forest families carved cuckoo clocks during the hard and long winters when deep snow kept them inside.
twittering of swallows was welcome at Borley on Monday, the cuckoo was heard a fortnight ago.
Estuarine Lichens (Link) 2 February 2005 On the Adur at mid-tide, two Little Grebes were diving underwater near Cuckoo's Corner.
Figure 1. A reed warbler with a juvenile cuckoo.
A cuckoo wasp found in a variety of situations.
I have seen beautiful blue-and-gold male cuckoo wrasse here, a rare sight on the east coast.
In this case also both sexes of the cuckoo mimic the drongo, whereas according to the theory it would be necessary for the hen bird alone to do so.
The comics performing in the West End smash One Flew Over The Cuckoo 's Nest are staging a free performance next week.
April 14 th 1915 The twittering of swallows was welcome at Borley on Monday, the cuckoo was heard a fortnight ago.
Estuarine Lichens (Link) 2 February 2005 On the Adur at mid-tide, two Little Grebes were diving underwater near Cuckoo 's Corner.
The cuckoo 's stay in Britain is fairly short and it does not sing throughout the whole of that period.
Cuckoo wrasse fish live in the sea between 10 and 30 m deep.
Cuckoo Pint (Arum) - Tuberous rooted plants of distinct form; some are hardy.
A cuckoo clock pendant watch combines a useful time keeping device with a fashionable piece of jewelry.
The cuckoo clock is a very special type of clock.
The distinctive styling, combined with the cuckoo that is an essential part of the clock, makes the clock a design icon.
Cuckoo clocks are often replicated as miniatures and worn as items of jewelry.
A cuckoo clock pendant watch both looks stylish and is a great way to tell the time.
A pendant watch that is shaped as a cuckoo clock may look attractive and be fashionable, however it is important that it is also easy to tell the time.
A pendant watch with a highly detailed cuckoo clock design may catch on clothes.
Pendant watches with a large and ornate design, such as a cuckoo clock, can be relatively heavy.
In order to keep a cuckoo clock watch pendant looking great, it is important to undertake a few simple steps.
If the cuckoo clock pendant is not to be worn for a while then wrap it in acid free tissue paper or lint free cloth.
Change the battery - many pendant cuckoo clock watches are powered by battery.
A cuckoo clock pendant watch will be an attractive wardrobe accessory and will be admired for many years to come.
The fact that both sexes of the cuckoo resemble the hawk does not necessarily prove this suggested explanation to be false; but if it be true that the smaller passerine birds are duped by the similarity to the bird of prey, it may be that the cuckoos themselves escape molestation from larger hawks on account of their resemblance to the sparrowhawk.
The drongo is a fierce and powerful bird which will not tolerate a strange bird of the size of a cuckoo near its nest, yet on account of its resemblance to the drongo, the hen cuckoo is enabled, it has been claimed, to lay her egg in the nest of the drongo, which mistakes the cuckoo for one of its own kind.
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