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a young cuckoo being fed by its tiny foster parent

Cuckoo Cuculus canorus

The cuckoo is a summer visitor arriving from Africa in late March and April. They are famous for laying their eggs in other birds’ nests, fooling them into raising their young. Dunnocks, meadow pipits and reed warblers are common victims of this. Image: Neil Rolph (Flickr).

Find out more: RSPB, Suffolk Wildlife TrustiNaturalist