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In recent years, quartz battery-powered cuckoo clocks have become available.As with their mechanical counterparts, the cuckoo bird emerges from its enclosure and moves up and down, but on the quartz timepieces it also flaps its wings and open its beak while it sings.Whether this is controlled by a light sensor or pre-programmed, the function is referred to as a 'night silence' feature.On quartz clocks the weights are conventionally cast in the shape of Aleppo pine cones made of plastic rather than iron, as are as the cuckoo bird and clock hands. Here, the weights and pendulum are purely ornamental as the clock is driven by battery power.In musical quartz clocks, the hourly chime is followed by the replay of one of twelve popular melodies (one for each hour).Some musical quartz clocks also reproduce many of the popular automata found on mechanical musical clocks, such as beer drinkers, wood-choppers, and jumping deer.
Today's cuckoo clocks are almost always weight driven, though a very few are spring driven.
There is only one fundamental difference from the Black Forest-type cuckoo mechanism: The functions of Kircher's bird are not governed by a count wheel in a strike train, but a pinned program barrel synchronizes the movements and sounds of the bird.
On the other hand, in 1669 Domenico Martinelli, in his handbook on elementary clocks "Horology Elementari", suggests using the call of the cuckoo to indicate the hours.
A cuckoo clock is a typically pendulum-regulated clock that strikes the hours with a sound like a common cuckoo's call and has an automated cuckoo bird that moves with each note.
Some move their wings and open/close their beaks while leaning forward, whereas in others, only the bird's body leans forward.