Le Coucou Gris

The Grey Cuckoo is a nocturnal migratory bird from Africa, which feeds on large insects. Its great characteristic is its mode of reproduction because it is a species known as « parasitic »; i.e. the female deposits her eggs in the nest of other birds. At the hatching, the young cuckoo has the reflex to eject the other eggs; it will be thus raised alone by its adoptive parents as if nothing had happened! Its cry is also very singular.