Photograph of a Puss moth caterpillar on a branch. The nests of … How do cuckoos breed? The cuckoo is a dove-sized bird with blue grey upper parts, head and chest with dark barred white under parts. Each season a female will lay between 12 and 22 eggs, all in different nests. The call of the Cuckoo is known to all, but the well known cuck-oo is only given by the male. Cuckoos court multiple mates during the mating period in April.
The food that Cuckoo’s eat is insects, chiefly caterpillars, and the hairier the better it seems. 14. 11.
13. It also … Enlarge image. Cuckoo spit has nothing to do with cuckoos, but is produced by insects as a protection from predators.
It looks a little bit like a small bird of prey when it flies. 12.
With their sleek body, long tail and pointed wings they are not unlike kestrels or sparrowhawks.
It is a greyish bird with a slender body, long tail and strong legs.
10. Caterpillars are one of the cuckoos favourite meals. They can also attack other cuckoo shrikes for food. Caterpillars are one of the cuckoos favourite meals. It is similar to other birds as it likes to live in woodlands, near farms or along the coast. Cuckoo shrikes eat large insects like grasshoppers that they pull out of trees. The cuckoo’s favourite diet is hairy caterpillars. The word cuckold indicates a betrayed husband, a reflection of the cuckoo’s mating habits. Apparently their stomach is protected by a lining which can be ejected and then renewed. The common cuckoo, Cuculus canorus, (usually just called “cuckoo” in countries where it lives) is a spring migrant to Europe and northern Asia.It winters in Africa and southern Asia. As brood parasites, cuckoos do not raise their own young, instead laying eggs in the nests of other birds, which raise the chick thinking it is one of their own.