Latin name: Cuculus canorus

Common name: Common Cuckoo



Encyclopedia of Life:

Brief introduction: The Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus canorus (Linnaeus, 1758)), also known as the European Cuckoo, is a widespread summer migrant to Europe and Asia. It is a brood parasite, meaning it lays eggs in other birds' nests; particularly in Dunnock's, Meadow Pipit's, and Eurasian Reed Warbler's nests.

Related papers:
Zhang et al., Comparative Genomics Reveals Insights into Avian Genome Evolution and Adaptation. Science, (2014).
Jarvis et al., Whole Genome Analyses Resolve Early Branches in the Tree of Life of Modern Birds. Science, (2014).