Cuckoo 2009 Natural world

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Behind the magical call of the cuckoo is a bird that is a cheat, a thief, and a killer. Just how does the cuckoo trick other birds into accepting its eggs and raising its young? And why do they work so relentlessly to feed a demanding chick that looks nothing like them and will soon dwarf them? New photography is combined with archive footage and the latest scientific findings to solve a puzzle which, as narrator David Attenborough explains, has perplexed nature-watchers for thousands of years.

Item Type: Off-air recording
Title: Cuckoo
Series Name: Natural world
Transmission date: 9 January 2009
Channel: BBC2
Running time: 50 minutes
Depositing User: Institutional Repository
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2011 12:54
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2013 20:41
Additional Information: This recording is to be used only for educational and non-commercial purposes under the terms of the ERA Licence.

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