The cuckoos are generally medium sized slender birds. The majority are arboreal
, with a sizeable minority that are terrestrial
. The family has acosmopolitan distribution
, with the majority of species being tropical. Some species are migratory
. The cuckoos feed on insects, insect larvae and a variety of other animals, as well as fruit. Many species are brood parasites
, laying their eggs in the nests of other species, but the majority of species raise their own young.
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