Monday, January 7, 2019

Immature Diederik Cuckoo

Diederik cuckoo are brood parasites, that is, the female lays its eggs in the nest of a host species, and then leaves the host to raise the chick to fledging. Hosts are mainly weavers and bishops including widowbirds, but they can also parasitise the nests of a number of small birds, in this case it is a Variable Sunbird. 
Fort Portal, Uganda  

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