It is classified under a higher classification of Cuculiformes. There are about 54 species of cuckoo. Cuckoos are mostly found in Asia, Australia, Africa and Europe. They inhibit areas such as meadows, fields, and marshes. Sometimes it even appears in alpine areas. Length of cuckoo reaches to 12.6 to 14.1 and weight up to 2.1 ounces. Males and females can be identified based on their colour. Cuckoo feeds on caterpillars and insects. It lays usually lays 12 -22 eggs per season. The life span of cuckoo is six years. Generally cuckoo stays in Africa for nine months but it never sings. It’s the male cuckoo that sings for us. In the wild bird’s names, cuckoos is one and its scientific name is Cuculidae.
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