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The Oriental Cuckoo (Cuculus saturatus) is a species of Cuckoo.

DescriptionEdit

Similar to the Common Cuckoo, this species is slightly larger, but can be seperated from the Common Cuckoo by the much sparser and broader bars on the underparts as well as a paler underwing. The juveniles are very similar to females in brown phase, but can b e seperated from Common Cuckoos by a darker upper parts.

Similar speciesEdit

Common Cuckoo

BehaviourEdit

This species is a shy species, often skulking, and is more skulking during the breeding season.

DietEdit

Insects and larvea

CallsEdit

'du-du-du-du' repeated six or eight times.

ReproductionEdit

Between May and July this species lays it's eggs in other birds nests, mostly those of ground-nesting birds.

Distribution/habitatEdit

Found in Northern Europe, to Siberia, Himalayas, China, Taiwan and Japan. Winters in Australasia.

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