Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Fact of the Day: Cuckoo's Nest

Some cuckoo species will lay their eggs in the nest of other birds which many times has the mother bird feed the infant-bird as its own baby, sometimes at a great disadvantage to its real children. Some birds notice this and try to fight against the plans of the cuckoos. However they sometimes will re-counter this move, as they will destroy a nest if a cuckoo egg is rejected. 

10 comments:

Christine said...

How horrible.

RO said...

My goodness - had no idea all this happened in those nests we see, and it sounds potentially tragic. Hugs...RO

Pat Hatt said...

They are sure a douche of a bird

Henny Penny said...

Well that is pretty sorry of the cuckoo bird. I believe the cowbirds do the same thing?

Birgit said...

Yup they are devious birds

Lois said...

I really do dislike parasitic birds because of this. Yes, cowbirds do the same thing.

Martha said...

Wow!

stephen Hayes said...

Nature can be cruel, and fairness doesn't exist in nature.

Fundy Blue said...

Survival of the fittest!

Jimmy said...

I had heard that they did this.