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Order Cuculiformes

The Cuculiformes are the cuckoos. This is another order with controversial status. The Musophagiformes have at various points in time been grouped within this order. Cuckoos themselves are highly interesting birds. They are well known for laying their eggs in the nests of other birds. When the chick hatches it methodically evicts all the other occupants of the nest. Most cuckoos are insect eaters.

Author: Robert Davis
Last updated: 21/11/05

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