Tag: brood parasite

  • Creature Feature: Cuckoo Birds and Brood Parasites

    Creature Feature: Cuckoo Birds and Brood Parasites

    When we think of parasites, we typically think of unpleasant creepy-crawlies like leeches or ticks. Today I’d like to introduce you to the brood parasite, the most famous of those being the cuckoo bird. You might recognise the cuckoo as the little bird that pops out of old clocks, but it’s really their parenting habits […]