A fallacy is something that is not true.
A Cuckooshrike is a cross between a Cuckoo and a Shrike is a fallacy. It is not true. So, what is a Cuckooshrike?
A Cuckooshrike, a Cuckoo, and a Shrike are all birds, but a Cuckooshrike is not a Cuckoo and it is not a Shrike.
It is not closely related to the Cuckoo and it is not closely related to the Shrike. They are not very similar. In fact, they are in different families.
A Cuckooshrike is in the Campephagidae family. A Cuckoo is in the Cuculidae family. A Shrike is in the Laniidae family.
The name, Cuckooshrike, probably comes from the grey colour of many of the Cuckooshrikes. Some also look a bit like a cuckoo, and have a similar undulating flight.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM