To: Birding Aus <>
Subject: Bronze-cuckoos
From: jilldening <>
Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2003 09:45:24 +1000
  Bill Jolly  2/9/03 5:20 PM

> Only yesterday (1st September), I was watching two poor little Brown
> Thornbills being run off their feet by the demands of a plump fully-fledged
> young Horsfield¹s Bronze-cuckoo.

Bill's posting makes me wonder: have parasitic cuckoos ever been observed to
raise their own young? Are they capable of building a nest, and if not, why
not? If they ever built nests and raised their own young in times past, I
wonder how far back they abandoned the practice. I don't expect anyone will
be able to answer this, but it's an interesting question to me.



Jill Dening
Sunshine Coast, Qld
26º 51'  152º 56'
Ph (07) 5494 0994

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