Vicki Powys <>
Sun, 16 Nov 2003 15:01:15 +1100
Cuckoo nestlings can give begging calls similar to host species' nestlings.
Sometimes one cuckoo nestling can sound like 2 or 3 of the host species'
nestlings. I've sometimes noticed that the cuckoo parents stay around while
their youngster is raised, perhaps that's so's they can barrack from the
sidelines so to speak, and teach the young bird the cuckoo calls. A certain
amount of bird vocalization is always 'hard-wired', but adults re-inforce
Capertee Valley NSW
on 15/11/03 11:06 PM, jade welch at wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a question to ask. My question is this. When birds are raised by
> other species such as with cuckoos do the birds use some or all of the calls
> of their hosts through out there life and if not how do they learn the calls
> of their real parents?
> Yours Sincerely
> Mr Jade Welch
> Gold Coast,
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