Khasia Hills cuckoo

This species is a widespread summer migrant to Europe and Asia, and winters in Africa. It is a brood parasite, which lays its eggs in the nests of other bird species, particularly of Dunnocks, Meadow Pipits, and Eurasian Reed Warblers.

The Khasia Hills cuckoo is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

parasitized by the Khasia Hills Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus bakeri) was 8 percent in 1642 eases with normal fosterers and 24 percent in 298 cases with abnormal fosterers. Experiments showing that less adapted eggs are more often rejected were made by Swynnerton and Ali. In Great Britain the eggs of Cuculus c. canorus are generalized to match the most common fosterers-Reed-Warbler, Meadow Pipit and Pied Wagtail; in Hungary the Great Reed Warbler is the most common host and the Cuckoo eggs are very similar. More

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Order : Cuculiformes
Family : Cuculidae
Genus : Cuculus
Species : canorus
Authority : Linnaeus, 1758