Pied (Pied Crested, Jacobin) Cuckoo - Adult male and female mating ritual

To begin with the male catches an enticing tidbit - in this case a fat juicy caterpillar. Flies up to the female and extends it as a lure once she moves closer he mounts but keeps the food just out of the reach so that she cannot gulp it till his job is done - it is only when the mating is complete does she get the gift....

Swati Sani

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Was added on July 16, 2008, taken on July 15, 2008. Camera used Coolpix P80 from Nikon with a shutter speed of 8/1000 Sec and aperture f 4.5, at a focal length of 84.2 mm. This picture was viewed 551 times.


Rohan Chakravarty on Jul 19, 2008 01:13 pm

thanx sir, you've describd the captivating moment in a very interesting way! theres a lot that human males should learn from this smart guy :)

Tarique Sani on Jul 17, 2008 05:08 am

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Rohan Chakravarty on Jul 16, 2008 01:14 pm

very interesting moment! sir could you please give a brief description of the ritual? is the male feeding the female simultaneously?

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