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447757950_08877370c4.jpg?v=0 (76247 bytes) Alternate name
Cuculus canorus Scientific name 
Cuculiformes  Order
Cuculidae Family   
32 cm               Length
Dry savanna, forest, shrubland, grassland, parkland, below 3,800m in:- Europe ,Asia, IndonesiaPhilippines, Micronesia & Africa. Habitat-Altitude-Range
1 Egg per host, up to over 20 eggs in a year. Clutch  
Insects, larvae Food   Diet
Migrates     Habits
1202 World Number

Least Concern


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wpe74C.jpg (3330 bytes) Common Cuckoo song
(Cuculus canorus)
David Farrow XC37447
27-05-2002, United Kingdom


Video Added  November 15, 2006 From  fatwalla

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