Antonyms for cuckoos

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What reminiscences of dear old England the song of the cuckoos awakened!

The swallows, nightingales, and cuckoos were a fortnight after their usual time.

The air was fresh with spring, and cuckoos were calling from the fields by a river.

Songs of cuckoos and nightingales echoed from the copses on the hill-sides.

No sooner had I landed in Suomi than the cuckoos came to greet me.

There are also American cuckoos that build their own nest and incubate their own eggs.

We Americans are all cuckoos,—we make our homes in the nests of other birds.

But why do not cuckoos make nests and sit on their eggs like other birds?

The cuckoos and a thousand birds were singing; the little streams were very bright.

Something like cuckoos, Ned declared them to be, but not in aspect.