The Common cuckoo – Cuculus canorus is a migratory species of of Type – cuckoidal, the family Cuculidae and the Order Cuculiformes. It is most famous around the world for laying its eggs in other birds nests. It is extensively present across Eurasia and is a long distance migrant mainly to sub-Saharan Africa, but Far Eastern birds winter in a few areas of SE Asia. In the AWB Region it is a summer breeder across the N Maghreb states, Cyprus, Turkey, S Caucasus, NW and N Iran, Palestine, N UAE and N Oman. There are wintering grounds in in only two of the Sahel states, S Chad and S Sudan. There are three main areas where passage is noticeable, The N Maghreb states. coastal Egypt and The Levant, and The Horn of Africa, Yemen, Oman and N UAE route.
Type - cuckoidal - brood parasite - Summer Habitat - open countryside, farmland with hedges, woodland margins near marshes, Winter Habitat - s s Africa excluding arid areas, Order: Cuculiformes Family: Cuculidae Genus: Cuculus
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