Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 12:36:29 +1030

Subject: Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 12:36:29 +1030
From: "Peter Ewin" <>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 18:00:01 +1100
HANZAB has 8 references saying that adults will feed juveniles (stating that it may be deliberate or advantitious). I have personally seen it twice at Griffith, and both times it was the constant begging call that caught my attention and I suspected the cuckoo was attracted the same way.

One example of bird behaviour I witnessed which I found very interesting
was an adult Pallid Cuckoo feeding a squawking juvenile Pallid Cuckoo.
The juvenile was not in a nest and was flying to the adult on command
when it had caught its latest feed.

As they are parasitic, I found this behaviour very interesting. Has
anyone else witnessed similar?



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