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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.
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