Guira Cuckoo

Guira Cuckoo

Here is another bird that, while it can fly like a kite, sometimes runs. It has two toes pointed forward and two pointed backward, which assist in running along the ground.

The Guira Cuckoo is a very social bird. And by social, I mean they’re loud and like to gossip. They live in flocks of 6 to 18 individuals, but will often have a single nest that is incubated by the community, and this is where things get a little sketchy: Guira Cuckoos will push other eggs out of the nest when no one is looking to decrease competition for their own chicks. Not super nice.

 

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