Saturday, 2 November 2013

Great Spotted Cuckoo

The Great Spotted Cuckoo (Clamator glandarius) is a member of the cuckoo order of birds, the Cuculiformes, which also includes the roadrunners, the anis and the coucals. It is a widespread summer migrant to southeast and southwest Europe and western Asia, and winters in Africa. It is a brood parasite, which lays its eggs in the nests of corvids (especially magpies), and starlings.
 
 Great Spotted Cuckoo
 Great Spotted Cuckoo
 Great Spotted Cuckoo
 Great Spotted Cuckoo
Clamator glandarius
 

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