• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Central Greece, Attica, Antikythira isl.
  • Photo taken by:
    Barboutis, Ch.
  • Photo taken date:
    August 2010
Common Cuckoo
Oak forest of continental Greece diorama

Photo of a Common Cuckoo, Cuculus canorus which has a peculiar breeding behaviour. It is a brood parasite, which lays its eggs in the nests of other bird species. Cuckoo chicks methodically evict all host progeny from host nests.