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 Common Cuckoo  (Cuculus canorus )


Scientific name: Cuculus canorus

Status: Widespread summer visitor.

Habitat: Found in a wide variety of countryside, including farmland, reedbeds and moorland.

Description: Well known call and is more often heard than seen. Grey upperparts and barring below recall Sparrowhawk, but has pointed wings. Wings often drooped when perched (see illustration.) Lays eggs in a wide variety of other birds nests, but main hosts are Reed Warbler, Dunnock and Meadow Pipit.

Size: 33 cm (13")

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