Photo category:
Beech forest of continental Greece
Vertebrates specimen collection
Natural History Museum of Crete exhibition

  • Photo taken by:
    Trikali, M.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
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.