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Neil McCafferty

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How do adult cuckoos know who to breed with?
« on: 26/09/2011 21:30:02 »
Neil McCafferty asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hi Chris,

I really enjoy listening to your show on Friday mornings. I have two
questions which I would ask you here as I can never get through to the
station.

How do maturing cuckoo birds find one another to breed? As chicks, they have never seen or smelled another cuckoo have they?


with thanks and sincerely,

Neil McCafferty



What do you think?
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