(Cuculus Canorus - Guguk)

This 38 cms long interesting bird looks like a falcon while flying, but it can be easily distinguished with its sharp-edged wings and thin bill.
A very characteristic behaviour of cuckoos is their maternal instinct; they lay their eggs into the nests of different kind birds. After hatching their eggs the young cuckoos are fed and looked after by the owners of these randomly selected new nests.
The male cuckoo makes a sound like "gu-guk".

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