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Shining Cuckoo ( chrysococcyx lucidus )

The female bird lays a single egg in the doomed nest of a Grey Warbler.
The young cuckoo, when hatched soon evicts any grey warbler chick or egg remaining in the nest.
It is then reared by the foster warbler parents and continues to be fed for several weeks.
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Aug 31 2012 08:59 GMT FRIESIAN
Fantastic photo Marg!
Aug 31 2012 09:09 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Jannie :)
Aug 31 2012 09:10 GMT skyball
A typical cuckoo!!..but lovely colouring..great catch Marg!!!!.......
Aug 31 2012 09:11 GMT biggles
Great shot Marg. Lovely feather detail and colour.
Aug 31 2012 09:18 GMT 25barb
Beautiful colors and magnificent details of this gorgeous exotic bird.. The tight crop does this photo justice...The composition is perfect.
Outstanding post.
Aug 31 2012 09:21 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Geoff :))
Aug 31 2012 09:22 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Ralph :)
Aug 31 2012 09:29 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Barb :)
Aug 31 2012 10:37 GMT julie13
Brilliant pic
Aug 31 2012 10:39 GMT Papagena
Wonderful cuckoo!! But it's really a clever way of leaving the job to other birds !! ;^)
Aug 31 2012 12:09 GMT Bellavista
SO nice, like a living gem!
Aug 31 2012 12:53 GMT martini957
Beautiful bird and very interesting info too
Aug 31 2012 13:06 GMT Annamaria
What a beautiful bird this is, Marg!! The act of the Cuckoo is the same here... laying an egg in a forster nest... clever bird...;-)
Aug 31 2012 13:20 GMT sini
Beautiful bird and capture! Great entry!:)
Aug 31 2012 13:53 GMT jomoud PRO
Excellent close-up shot Marg.
Terrific entry for the theme of this week.
Have a wonderful and happy weekend
Aug 31 2012 14:35 GMT rob22stan
Beautiful image.
Aug 31 2012 14:36 GMT ujbanyiv
Nice Nature Photo. Great Entry...
Aug 31 2012 14:49 GMT superJoan
Wonderful catch Margaret
Aug 31 2012 15:05 GMT wijnie58
What a beauty..Margaret..:-))
Aug 31 2012 15:34 GMT Donjames
Fabulous entry great info too
Aug 31 2012 17:04 GMT ForestSpirit
Beautiful to look at, but not an endearing bird! Strange that nature made them like that - really tough on the poor warblers!
Aug 31 2012 17:11 GMT elsje323
beautiful cuckoo close-up and entry
Aug 31 2012 18:17 GMT bandsix
Great shot Margaret....needs full size to appreciate the plumage!
Aug 31 2012 21:07 GMT MargNZ
Thank you all very much :))
Aug 31 2012 22:23 GMT Myshots
Interesting notes and great bird shot....
Sep 01 2012 02:27 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Paulette :)
Sep 01 2012 04:45 GMT saffi9
beautiful bird marg well caught
Sep 01 2012 06:23 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Dave ....have a nice weekend :)
Sep 01 2012 06:25 GMT hallo
Very peaceful!
Sep 01 2012 09:30 GMT ThorBeverley PRO
Fascinating information - the same behaviour as the European Cuckoo. What is different is the beautiful green feathers.

Is this an example of one bird that became different due to isolation or convergent evolution, that is two separate bird species that evolved the same behaviour pattern separately I wonder?
Sep 01 2012 21:05 GMT sheasoru68
Stunning beautiful bird,..such amazing colours Marg.,...instant fav.
Sep 02 2012 06:35 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Thor ... an interesting question of which I am unsure of the answer . I am inclined to think they are two different species but need to research this more :)
Sep 02 2012 06:36 GMT MargNZ
Thank you very much Joe :)
Sep 04 2012 18:49 GMT TinaRTiller
that is so amazing, it almost looks like a painting!
Sep 05 2012 19:59 GMT jmcdh
A beauty !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! great detail

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