Cuckoo parents

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Subject: Cuckoo parents
From: "Duncan Fraser" <>
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 13:17:50 +1100
While birding this morning on the Flooding Creek track near Sale Vic., my
son and I watched a young Pallid Cuckoo being fed flat out by Brown-headed
Honeyeaters, and an Eastern Spinebill, taking it in turns to plug food into
the insatiable bill. Is this kind of occurrence particularly unusual, I have
certainly never seen it before.It made us wonder, is the young Cuckoo's call
a generic baby bird call, bearing in mind the range of hosts used, and if so
did the call trigger the feeding response in the non parent bird.
Duncan Fraser.

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